Coined by Gerard Manley Hopkins in his 1877 (published posthumously in 1918) poem The Windhover ; perhaps from French sillon (“furrow”).
"sillion." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 14 January 2019. <https://www.yourdictionary.com/sillion>.
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