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skiver

[skahy-ver] /ˈskaɪ vər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that skives.
2.
a thin, soft leather made from sheepskin, used for hat linings and book bindings.
Origin of skiver
1790-1800
1790-1800; skive + -er1
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  • How I execrated that ill-starred jade, and the Dutch skiver, but for whom I might at this moment have been my own master.

    Kilgorman Talbot Baines Reed
  • skiver is the outside of a sheepskin which has been split, the inner side being known as the flesher.

    Library Bookbinding Arthur Low Bailey
  • You don't mean to say that they skiver over such fences on purpose?

    Phemie Frost's Experiences Ann S. Stephens
  • Kin I skiver er humans clean clar ercross de dissart, und retch back ter de eend o' de yeth, wid dese wun-eyed specks?

    The Broken Sword Dennison Worthington
  • Bone and shell in small amounts were found here, and among them the skiver shown at d in plate 36.

  • Cherries are made in the same manner as grapes, and the stalk neatly covered with skiver leather.

British Dictionary definitions for skiver

skiver1

/ˈskaɪvə/
noun
1.
the tanned outer layer split from a skin
2.
a person, tool, or machine that skives

skiver2

/ˈskaɪvə/
noun
1.
(Brit, slang) a person who persistently avoids work or responsibility
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