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[skeet] /skit/
Walter William, 1835–1912, English philologist and lexicographer. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The Countess received them graciously, and Miss Skeat was animated.

    Doctor Claudius, A True Story F. Marion Crawford
  • From Pinkerton also Skeat adopts the numbering of the lines.

    The Bruce John Barbour
  • A scientific hearer might have detected some startling inaccuracies, but Miss Skeat listened with rapt attention.

    Doctor Claudius, A True Story F. Marion Crawford
  • A fast runner, a dog for the chase; from the verb streke, to go rapidly (Skeat).

    The Bruce John Barbour
  • Professor Skeat might very well have allowed his admirable text to stand alone.

    Adventures in Criticism Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • On the whole, the test is perhaps not so conclusive—out of Germany—as Skeat imagines.

    The Bruce John Barbour
  • Skeat postulates a mute vowel by deriving lazar or leper from Eleazer—He whom God assists.

    Archaic England Harold Bayley
  • The reading is from C, Skeat interpreting as Some of the best were, etc.

    The Bruce John Barbour
  • Scaddle is unannotated by Mr. Maskell, and does not appear in other dictionaries, even in that of Professor Skeat.

  • Skeat brackets them in the text, but they are surely spurious.

    The Bruce John Barbour

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