skinking

skinking

[sking-king]
adjective Scot.
(of liquor, soup, etc.) watery; diluted or thin.

Origin:
1575–85; skink2 + -ing2

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skink

2 [skingk]
verb (used with object) Scot. Dialect.
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)
 
n
any lizard of the family Scincidae, commonest in tropical Africa and Asia, having reduced limbs and an elongated body covered with smooth scalesRelated: scincoid
 
Related: scincoid
 
[C16: from Latin scincus a lizard, from Greek skinkos]

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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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