World English Dictionary
skelly1 (ˈskɛlɪ)
n , pl -lies
a whitefish, Coregonus stigmaticus, of certain lakes in the Lake District
[C18: perhaps from dialect skell a shell or scale, and so called because of its large scales]

World English Dictionary
skelly2 (ˈskɛlɪ)
vb , -lies, -lying, -lied
1.  to look sideways or squint
n , -lies, -lying, -lied, -lies
2.  a quick look; glance
3.  Also: skelly-eyed cross-eyed
[probably from Old Norse, from skjalgr wry; related to Old English sceolh a squint]

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