The Scottish Word:

Thirl

“Ah’ve disabled the thirling beam an the scowdering ray, jist till Ye’ve passed yer test ye understand.”

Translated:

thirl, tirl: pierce, bore through, perforate.

“I have disabled the perforating beam and the scorching ray, just until you have passed your test you understand.”

ˡθırl

The Mekon, Dan Dare’s nemesis in his early days learning his trade.

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