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skelly1

/ˈskɛlɪ/
noun (pl) -lies
1.
a whitefish, Coregonus stigmaticus, of certain lakes in the Lake District
Word Origin
C18: perhaps from dialect skell a shell or scale, and so called because of its large scales

skelly2

/ˈskɛlɪ/
verb (intransitive) -lies, -lying, -lied
1.
to look sideways or squint
noun (pl) -lies
2.
a quick look; glance
adjective
3.
Also skelly-eyed. cross-eyed
Word Origin
probably from Old Norse, from skjalgr wry; related to Old English sceolh a squint
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