sklent

sklent

[sklent] Scot. and North England.
noun
1.
any slanting surface, as a slope.
2.
a sideways or oblique movement.
3.
a sideways glance.
verb (used without object)
4.
to move or lie on a slant.
5.
to deviate from a straight course.
6.
to deviate from the truth; lie.
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Origin:
1505–15; earlier sklente (v.), variant of Middle English slenten to slant

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