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skinking

[sking-king] /ˈskɪŋ kɪŋ/
adjective, Scot.
1.
(of liquor, soup, etc.) watery; diluted or thin.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; skink2 + -ing2

skink2

[skingk] /skɪŋk/
verb (used with object), Scot. Dialect
1.
to serve (a beverage).
Origin
1350-1400; Middle English skynken < Middle Dutch schenken, schinken; cognate with Old English scencan, German schenken
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skink

/skɪŋk/
noun
1.
any lizard of the family Scincidae, commonest in tropical Africa and Asia, having reduced limbs and an elongated body covered with smooth scales related adjective scincoid
Word Origin
C16: from Latin scincus a lizard, from Greek skinkos
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Word Origin and History for skinking
skink
1590, from M.Fr. scinc, from L. scincus, from Gk. skinkos, a kind of lizard common in Asia and N.Africa, of unknown origin.
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