Words whose second letter is K

Ake (n. & v.) See Ache.

Akene (n.) Same as Achene.

Aketon (n.) See Acton.

Akimbo (a.) With a crook or bend; with the hand on the hip and elbow turned outward.

Akin (a.) Of the same kin; related by blood; -- used of persons; as, the two families are near akin.

Akin (a.) Allied by nature; partaking of the same properties; of the same kind.

Akinesia (n.) Paralysis of the motor nerves; loss of movement.

Akinesic (a.) Pertaining to akinesia.

Aknee (adv.) On the knee.

Aknow () Earlier form of Acknow.

Ekabor (n.) Alt. of Ekaboron

Ekaboron (n.) The name given by Mendelejeff in accordance with the periodic law, and by prediction, to a hypothetical element then unknown, but since discovered and named scandium; -- so called because it was a missing analogue of the boron group. See Scandium.

Ekaluminium (n.) The name given to a hypothetical element, -- later discovered and called gallium. See Gallium, and cf. Ekabor.

Ekasilicon (n.) The name of a hypothetical element predicted and afterwards discovered and named germanium; -- so called because it was a missing analogue of the silicon group. See Germanium, and cf. Ekabor.

Eked (imp. & p. p.) of Eke

Eking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Eke

Eke (v. t.) To increase; to add to; to augment; -- now commonly used with out, the notion conveyed being to add to, or piece out by a laborious, inferior, or scanty addition; as, to eke out a scanty supply of one kind with some other.

Eke (adv.) In addition; also; likewise.

Eke (n.) An addition.

Ekebergite (n.) A variety of scapolite.

Ekename (n.) An additional or epithet name; a nickname.

Eking (v. t.) A lengthening or filling piece to make good a deficiency in length.

Eking (v. t.) The carved work under the quarter piece at the aft part of the quarter gallery.

Ik (pron.) I.

Oke (n.) A Turkish and Egyptian weight, equal to about 2/ pounds.

Oke (n.) An Hungarian and Wallachian measure, equal to about 2/ pints.

Okenite (n.) A massive and fibrous mineral of a whitish color, chiefly hydrous silicate of lime.

Oker (n.) See Ocher.

Okra (n.) An annual plant (Abelmoschus, / Hibiscus, esculentus), whose green pods, abounding in nutritious mucilage, are much used for soups, stews, or pickles; gumbo.

Skaddle (n.) Hurt; damage.

Skaddle (a.) Hurtful.

Skaddon (n.) The larva of a bee.

Skag (n.) An additional piece fastened to the keel of a boat to prevent lateral motion. See Skeg.

Skain (n.) See Skein.

Skain (n.) See Skean.

Skainsmate (n.) A messmate; a companion.

Skaith (n.) See Scatch.

Skald (n.) See 5th Scald.

Skaldic (a.) See Scaldic.

Skall (v. t.) To scale; to mount.

Skar (a.) Alt. of Skare

Skare (a.) Wild; timid; shy.

Skart (n.) The shag.

Skate (n.) A metallic runner with a frame shaped to fit the sole of a shoe, -- made to be fastened under the foot, and used for moving rapidly on ice.

Skated (imp. & p. p.) of Skate

Skating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Skate

Skate (v. i.) To move on skates.

Skate (n.) Any one of numerous species of large, flat elasmobranch fishes of the genus Raia, having a long, slender tail, terminated by a small caudal fin. The pectoral fins, which are large and broad and united to the sides of the body and head, give a somewhat rhombic form to these fishes. The skin is more or less spinose.

Skater (n.) One who skates.

Skater (n.) Any one of numerous species of hemipterous insects belonging to Gerris, Pyrrhocoris, Prostemma, and allied genera. They have long legs, and run rapidly over the surface of the water, as if skating.

Skatol (n.) A constituent of human faeces formed in the small intestines as a product of the putrefaction of albuminous matter. It is also found in reduced indigo. Chemically it is methyl indol, C9H9N.

Skayles (n.) [A159.] Skittles.

Skean (n.) A knife or short dagger, esp. that in use among the Highlanders of Scotland. [Variously spelt.]

Skedaddled (imp. & p. p.) of Skedaddle

Skedaddling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Skedaddle

Skedaddle (v. i.) To betake one's self to flight, as if in a panic; to flee; to run away.

Skee (n.) A long strip of wood, curved upwards in front, used on the foot for sliding.

Skeed (n.) See Skid.

Skeel (n.) A shallow wooden vessel for holding milk or cream.

Skeelduck (n.) Alt. of Skeelgoose

Skeelgoose (n.) The common European sheldrake.

Skeet (n.) A scoop with a long handle, used to wash the sides of a vessel, and formerly to wet the sails or deck.

Skeg (n.) A sort of wild plum.

Skeg (n.) A kind of oats.

Skeg (n.) The after part of the keel of a vessel, to which the rudder is attached.

Skegger (n.) The parr.

Skein (n.) A quantity of yarn, thread, or the like, put up together, after it is taken from the reel, -- usually tied in a sort of knot.

Skein (n.) A metallic strengthening band or thimble on the wooden arm of an axle.

Skein (n.) A flight of wild fowl (wild geese or the like).

Skeine (n.) See Skean.

Skelder (v. t. & i.) To deceive; to cheat; to trick.

Skelder (n.) A vagrant; a cheat.

Skeldrake (n.) Alt. of Skieldrake

Skieldrake (n.) The common European sheldrake.

Skieldrake (n.) The oyster catcher.

Skelet (n.) A skeleton. See Scelet.

Skeletal (a.) Pertaining to the skeleton.

Skeletogenous (a.) Forming or producing parts of the skeleton.

Skeletology (n.) That part of anatomy which treats of the skeleton; also, a treatise on the skeleton.

Skeleton (n.) The bony and cartilaginous framework which supports the soft parts of a vertebrate animal.

Skeleton (n.) The more or less firm or hardened framework of an invertebrate animal.

Skeleton (n.) A very thin or lean person.

Skeleton (n.) The framework of anything; the principal parts that support the rest, but without the appendages.

Skeleton (n.) The heads and outline of a literary production, especially of a sermon.

Skeleton (a.) Consisting of, or resembling, a skeleton; consisting merely of the framework or outlines; having only certain leading features of anything; as, a skeleton sermon; a skeleton crystal.

Skeletonized (imp. & p. p.) of Skeletonize

Skeletonizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Skeletonize

Skeletonize (v. t.) To prepare a skeleton of; also, to reduce, as a leaf, to its skeleton.

Skeletonizer (n.) Any small moth whose larva eats the parenchyma of leaves, leaving the skeleton; as, the apple-leaf skeletonizer.

Skellum (n.) A scoundrel.

Skelly (v. i.) To squint.

Skelly (n.) A squint.

Skelp (n.) A blow; a smart stroke.

Skelp (n.) A squall; also, a heavy fall of rain.

Skelp (v. t.) To strike; to slap.

Skelp (n.) A wrought-iron plate from which a gun barrel or pipe is made by bending and welding the edges together, and drawing the thick tube thus formed.

Skelter (v. i.) To run off helter-skelter; to hurry; to scurry; -- with away or off.

Sken (v. i.) To squint.

Skene (n.) See Skean.

Skep (n.) A coarse round farm basket.

Skep (n.) A beehive.

Skeptic (n.) One who is yet undecided as to what is true; one who is looking or inquiring for what is true; an inquirer after facts or reasons.

Skeptic (n.) A doubter as to whether any fact or truth can be certainly known; a universal doubter; a Pyrrhonist; hence, in modern usage, occasionally, a person who questions whether any truth or fact can be established on philosophical grounds; sometimes, a critical inquirer, in opposition to a dogmatist.

Skeptic (n.) A person who doubts the existence and perfections of God, or the truth of revelation; one who disbelieves the divine origin of the Christian religion.

Skeptic (a.) Alt. of Skeptical

Skeptical (a.) Of or pertaining to a sceptic or skepticism; characterized by skepticism; hesitating to admit the certainly of doctrines or principles; doubting of everything.

Skeptical (a.) Doubting or denying the truth of revelation, or the sacred Scriptures.

Skepticism (n.) An undecided, inquiring state of mind; doubt; uncertainty.

Skepticism (n.) The doctrine that no fact or principle can be certainly known; the tenet that all knowledge is uncertain; Pyrrohonism; universal doubt; the position that no fact or truth, however worthy of confidence, can be established on philosophical grounds; critical investigation or inquiry, as opposed to the positive assumption or assertion of certain principles.

Skepticism (n.) A doubting of the truth of revelation, or a denial of the divine origin of the Christian religion, or of the being, perfections, or truth of God.

Skepticize (v. i.) To doubt; to pretend to doubt of everything.

Skerries (pl. ) of Skerry

Skerry (n.) A rocky isle; an insulated rock.

Sketch (n.) An outline or general delineation of anything; a first rough or incomplete draught or plan of any design; especially, in the fine arts, such a representation of an object or scene as serves the artist's purpose by recording its chief features; also, a preliminary study for an original work.

Sketched (imp. & p. p.) of Sketch

Sketching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sketch

Sketch (n.) To draw the outline or chief features of; to make a rought of.

Sketch (n.) To plan or describe by giving the principal points or ideas of.

Sketch (v. i.) To make sketches, as of landscapes.

Sketchbook (n.) A book of sketches or for sketches.

Sketcher (n.) One who sketches.

Sketchily (adv.) In a sketchy or incomplete manner.

Sketchiness (n.) The quality or state of being sketchy; lack of finish; incompleteness.

Sketchy (a.) Containing only an outline or rough form; being in the manner of a sketch; incomplete.

Skew (adv.) Awry; obliquely; askew.

Skew (a.) Turned or twisted to one side; situated obliquely; skewed; -- chiefly used in technical phrases.

Skew (n.) A stone at the foot of the slope of a gable, the offset of a buttress, or the like, cut with a sloping surface and with a check to receive the coping stones and retain them in place.

Skewed (imp. & p. p.) of Skew

Skewing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Skew

Skew (v. i.) To walk obliquely; to go sidling; to lie or move obliquely.

Skew (v. i.) To start aside; to shy, as a horse.

Skew (v. i.) To look obliquely; to squint; hence, to look slightingly or suspiciously.

Skew (adv.) To shape or form in an oblique way; to cause to take an oblique position.

Skew (adv.) To throw or hurl obliquely.

Skewbald (a.) Marked with spots and patches of white and some color other than black; -- usually distinguished from piebald, in which the colors are properly white and black. Said of horses.

Skewer (n.) A pin of wood or metal for fastening meat to a spit, or for keeping it in form while roasting.

Skewered (imp. & p. p.) of Skewer

Skewering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Skewer

Skewer (v. t.) To fasten with skewers.

Skid (n.) A shoe or clog, as of iron, attached to a chain, and placed under the wheel of a wagon to prevent its turning when descending a steep hill; a drag; a skidpan; also, by extension, a hook attached to a chain, and used for the same purpose.

Skid (n.) A piece of timber used as a support, or to receive pressure.

Skid (n.) Large fenders hung over a vessel's side to protect it in handling a cargo.

Skid (n.) One of a pair of timbers or bars, usually arranged so as to form an inclined plane, as form a wagon to a door, along which anything is moved by sliding or rolling.

Skid (n.) One of a pair of horizontal rails or timbers for supporting anything, as a boat, a barrel, etc.

Skidded (imp. & p. p.) of Skid

Skidding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Skid

Skid (v. t.) To protect or support with a skid or skids; also, to cause to move on skids.

Skid (v. t.) To check with a skid, as wagon wheels.

Skiddaw (n.) The black guillemot.

Skidpan (n.) See Skid, n., 1.

Skied () imp. & p. p. of Sky, v. t.

Skiey (a.) See Skyey.

Skiff (n.) A small, light boat.

Skiffed (imp. & p. p.) of Skiff

Skiffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Skiff

Skiff (v. t.) To navigate in a skiff.

Skiffling (n.) Rough dressing by knocking off knobs or projections; knobbing.

Skilder (v. i.) To beg; to pilfer; to skelder.

Skilful (a.) See Skilful.

Skill (n.) Discrimination; judgment; propriety; reason; cause.

Skill (n.) Knowledge; understanding.

Skill (n.) The familiar knowledge of any art or science, united with readiness and dexterity in execution or performance, or in the application of the art or science to practical purposes; power to discern and execute; ability to perceive and perform; expertness; aptitude; as, the skill of a mathematician, physician, surgeon, mechanic, etc.

Skill (n.) Display of art; exercise of ability; contrivance; address.

Skill (n.) Any particular art.

Skill (v. t.) To know; to understand.

Skill (v. i.) To be knowing; to have understanding; to be dexterous in performance.

Skill (v. i.) To make a difference; to signify; to matter; -- used impersonally.

Skilled (a.) Having familiar knowledge united with readiness and dexterity in its application; familiarly acquainted with; expert; skillful; -- often followed by in; as, a person skilled in drawing or geometry.

Skillet (n.) A small vessel of iron, copper, or other metal, with a handle, used for culinary purpose, as for stewing meat.

Skillful (a.) Discerning; reasonable; judicious; cunning.

Skillful (a.) Possessed of, or displaying, skill; knowing and ready; expert; well-versed; able in management; as, a skillful mechanic; -- often followed by at, in, or of; as, skillful at the organ; skillful in drawing.

Skilligalee (n.) A kind of thin, weak broth or oatmeal porridge, served out to prisoners and paupers in England; also, a drink made of oatmeal, sugar, and water, sometimes used in the English navy or army.

Skilling (n.) A bay of a barn; also, a slight addition to a cottage.

Skilling (n.) A money od account in Sweden, Norwey, Denmark, and North Germany, and also a coin. It had various values, from three fourths of a cent in Norway to more than two cents in Lubeck.

Skill-less (a.) Wanting skill.

Skilts (n. pl.) A kind of large, coarse, short trousers formerly worn.

Skilty (n.) The water rail.

Skimmed (imp. & p. p.) of Skim

Skimming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Skim

Skim (v. t.) To clear (a liquid) from scum or substance floating or lying thereon, by means of a utensil that passes just beneath the surface; as, to skim milk; to skim broth.

Skim (v. t.) To take off by skimming; as, to skim cream.

Skim (v. t.) To pass near the surface of; to brush the surface of; to glide swiftly along the surface of.

Skim (v. t.) Fig.: To read or examine superficially and rapidly, in order to cull the principal facts or thoughts; as, to skim a book or a newspaper.

Skim (v. i.) To pass lightly; to glide along in an even, smooth course; to glide along near the surface.

Skim (v. i.) To hasten along with superficial attention.

Skim (v. i.) To put on the finishing coat of plaster.

Skim (a.) Contraction of Skimming and Skimmed.

Skrim (n.) Scum; refuse.

Skimback (n.) The quillback.

Skimble-scamble (a.) Rambling; disorderly; unconnected.

Skimitry (n.) See Skimmington.

Skimmer (n.) One who, or that which, skims; esp., a utensil with which liquids are skimmed.

Skimmer (n.) Any species of longwinged marine birds of the genus Rhynchops, allied to the terns, but having the lower mandible compressed and much longer than the upper one. These birds fly rapidly along the surface of the water, with the lower mandible immersed, thus skimming out small fishes. The American species (R. nigra) is common on the southern coasts of the United States. Called also scissorbill, and shearbill.

Skimmer (n.) Any one of several large bivalve shells, sometimes used for skimming milk, as the sea clams, and large scallops.

Skimmerton (n.) See Skimmington.

Skimming (n.) The act of one who skims.

Skimming (n.) That which is skimmed from the surface of a liquid; -- chiefly used in the plural; as, the skimmings of broth.

Skimmingly (adv.) In a skimming manner.

Skimmington (n.) A word employed in the phrase, To ride Skimmington; that is to ride on a horse with a woman, but behind her, facing backward, carrying a distaff, and accompanied by a procession of jeering neighbors making mock music; a cavalcade in ridicule of a henpecked man. The custom was in vogue in parts of England.

Skimped (imp. & p. p.) of Skimp

Skimping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Skimp

Skimp (v. t.) To slight; to do carelessly; to scamp.

Skimp (v. t.) To make insufficient allowance for; to scant; to scrimp.

Skimp (v. i.) To save; to be parsimonious or niggardly.

Skimp (a.) Scanty.

Skin (n.) The external membranous integument of an animal.

Skin (n.) The hide of an animal, separated from the body, whether green, dry, or tanned; especially, that of a small animal, as a calf, sheep, or goat.

Skin (n.) A vessel made of skin, used for holding liquids. See Bottle, 1.

Skin (n.) The bark or husk of a plant or fruit; the exterior coat of fruits and plants.

Skin (n.) That part of a sail, when furled, which remains on the outside and covers the whole.

Skin (n.) The covering, as of planking or iron plates, outside the framing, forming the sides and bottom of a vessel; the shell; also, a lining inside the framing.

Skinned (imp. & p. p.) of Skin

Skinning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Skin

Skin (v. t.) To strip off the skin or hide of; to flay; to peel; as, to skin an animal.

Skin (v. t.) To cover with skin, or as with skin; hence, to cover superficially.

Skin (v. t.) To strip of money or property; to cheat.

Skin (v. i.) To become covered with skin; as, a wound skins over.

Skin (v. i.) To produce, in recitation, examination, etc., the work of another for one's own, or to use in such exercise cribs, memeoranda, etc., which are prohibited.

Skinbound (a.) Having the skin adhering closely and rigidly to the flesh; hidebound.

Skinched (imp. & p. p.) of Skinch

Skinching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Skinch

Skinch (v. t. & i.) To give scant measure; to squeeze or pinch in order to effect a saving.

Skin-deep (a.) Not deeper than the skin; hence, superficial.

Skinflint (n.) A penurious person; a miser; a niggard.

Skinfuls (pl. ) of Skinful

Skinful (n.) As much as a skin can hold.

Skink (n.) Any one of numerous species of regularly scaled harmless lizards of the family Scincidae, common in the warmer parts of all the continents.

Skinked (imp. & p. p.) of Skink

Skinking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Skink

Skink (v. t.) To draw or serve, as drink.

Skink (v. i.) To serve or draw liquor.

Skink (n.) Drink; also, pottage.

Skinker (n.) One who serves liquor; a tapster.

Skinless (a.) Having no skin, or a very thin skin; as, skinless fruit.

Skinner (n.) One who skins.

Skinner (n.) One who deals in skins, pelts, or hides.

Skinniness (n.) Quality of being skinny.

Skinny (a.) Consisting, or chiefly consisting, of skin; wanting flesh.

Skip (n.) A basket. See Skep.

Skip (n.) A basket on wheels, used in cotton factories.

Skip (n.) An iron bucket, which slides between guides, for hoisting mineral and rock.

Skip (n.) A charge of sirup in the pans.

Skip (n.) A beehive; a skep.

Skipped (imp. & p. p.) of Skip

Skipping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Skip

Skip (v. i.) To leap lightly; to move in leaps and hounds; -- commonly implying a sportive spirit.

Skip (v. i.) Fig.: To leave matters unnoticed, as in reading, speaking, or writing; to pass by, or overlook, portions of a thing; -- often followed by over.

Skip (v. t.) To leap lightly over; as, to skip the rope.

Skip (v. t.) To pass over or by without notice; to omit; to miss; as, to skip a line in reading; to skip a lesson.

Skip (v. t.) To cause to skip; as, to skip a stone.

Skip (n.) A light leap or bound.

Skip (n.) The act of passing over an interval from one thing to another; an omission of a part.

Skip (n.) A passage from one sound to another by more than a degree at once.

Skipjack (n.) An upstart.

Skipjack (n.) An elater; a snap bug, or snapping beetle.

Skipjack (n.) A name given to several kinds of a fish, as the common bluefish, the alewife, the bonito, the butterfish, the cutlass fish, the jurel, the leather jacket, the runner, the saurel, the saury, the threadfish, etc.

Skipjack (n.) A shallow sailboat with a rectilinear or V-shaped cross section.

Skipper (n.) One who, or that which, skips.

Skipper (n.) A young, thoughtless person.

Skipper (n.) The saury (Scomberesox saurus).

Skipper (n.) The cheese maggot. See Cheese fly, under Cheese.

Skipper (n.) Any one of numerous species of small butterflies of the family Hesperiadae; -- so called from their peculiar short, jerking flight.

Skipper (n.) The master of a fishing or small trading vessel; hence, the master, or captain, of any vessel.

Skipper (n.) A ship boy.

Skippet (n.) A small boat; a skiff.

Skippet (n.) A small round box for keeping records.

Skippingly (adv.) In a skipping manner; by skips, or light leaps.

Skirl (v. t.& i.) To utter in a shrill tone; to scream.

Skirl (n.) A shrill cry or sound.

Skirlcock (n.) The missel thrush; -- so called from its harsh alarm note.

Skirlcrake (n.) The turnstone.

Skirling (n.) A shrill cry or sound; a crying shrilly; a skirl.

Skirling (n.) A small trout or salmon; -- a name used loosely.

Skirmished (imp. & p. p.) of Skirmish

Skirmishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Skirmish

Skirmish (v. i.) To fight slightly or in small parties; to engage in a skirmish or skirmishes; to act as skirmishers.

Skirmish (v. i.) A slight fight in war; a light or desultory combat between detachments from armies, or between detached and small bodies of troops.

Skirmish (v. i.) A slight contest.

Skirmisher (n.) One who skirmishes.

Skirmisher (n.) Soldiers deployed in loose order, to cover the front or flanks of an advancing army or a marching column.

Skirr (v. t.) To ramble over in order to clear; to scour.

Skirr (v. i.) To scour; to scud; to run.

Skirr (n.) A tern.

Skirret (n.) An umbelliferous plant (Sium, / Pimpinella, Sisarum). It is a native of Asia, but has been long cultivated in Europe for its edible clustered tuberous roots, which are very sweet.

Skirrhus (n.) See Scirrhus.

Skirt (n.) The lower and loose part of a coat, dress, or other like garment; the part below the waist; as, the skirt of a coat, a dress, or a mantle.

Skirt (n.) A loose edging to any part of a dress.

Skirt (n.) Border; edge; margin; extreme part of anything

Skirt (n.) A petticoat.

Skirt (n.) The diaphragm, or midriff, in animals.

Skirted (imp. & p. p.) of Skirt

Skirting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Skirt

Skirt (v. t.) To cover with a skirt; to surround.

Skirt (v. t.) To border; to form the border or edge of; to run along the edge of; as, the plain was skirted by rows of trees.

Skirt (v. t.) To be on the border; to live near the border, or extremity.

Skirting (n.) A skirting board.

Skirting (n.) Skirts, taken collectivelly; material for skirts.

Skit (v. t.) To cast reflections on; to asperse.

Skit (n.) A reflection; a jeer or gibe; a sally; a brief satire; a squib.

Skit (n.) A wanton girl; a light wench.

Skittish (v. t.) Easily frightened; timorous; shy; untrustworthy; as, a skittish colt.

Skittish (v. t.) Wanton; restive; freakish; volatile; changeable; fickle.

Skittle (a.) Pertaining to the game of skittles.

Skittle-dog (n.) The piked dogfish.

Skittles (v. t.) An English game resembling ninepins, but played by throwing wooden disks, instead of rolling balls, at the pins.

Skitty (n.) A rail; as, the water rail (called also skitty cock, and skitty coot); the spotted crake (Porzana maruetta), and the moor hen.

Skive (n.) The iron lap used by diamond polishers in finishing the facets of the gem.

Skive (v. t.) To pare or shave off the rough or thick parts of (hides or leather).

Skiver (n.) An inferior quality of leather, made of split sheepskin, tanned by immersion in sumac, and dyed. It is used for hat linings, pocketbooks, bookbinding, etc.

Skiver (n.) The cutting tool or machine used in splitting leather or skins, as sheepskins.

Skiving (n.) The act of paring or splitting leather or skins.

Skiving (n.) A piece made in paring or splitting leather; specifically, the part from the inner, or flesh, side.

Sklayre (n.) A vell.

Sklere (v. t.) To shelter; to cover.

Skolecite (n.) Alt. of Skolezite

Skolezite (n.) See Scolecite.

Skonce (n.) See Sconce.

Scopster (n.) The saury.

Skorodite (n.) See Scorodite.

Skout (n.) A guillemot.

Skowitz (n.) The silver salmon.

Skreen (n. & v.) See Screen.

Skrike (v. i. & t.) To shriek.

Skrike (n.) The missel thrush.

Skrimmage (n.) See Scrimmage.

Skrimp (v. t.) See Scrimp.

Skringe (v. i.) See Scringe.

Skrite (n.) The skrike.

Skua (n.) Any jager gull; especially, the Megalestris skua; -- called also boatswain.

Skue (a. & n.) See Skew.

Skulked (imp. & p. p.) of Skulk

Skulking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Skulk

Skulk (v. i.) To hide, or get out of the way, in a sneaking manner; to lie close, or to move in a furtive way; to lurk.

Skulk (n.) A number of foxes together.

Skulk (n.) Alt. of Skulker

Skulker (n.) One who, or that which, skulks.

Skulkingly (adv.) In a skulking manner.

Skull (n.) A school, company, or shoal.

Skull (n.) The skeleton of the head of a vertebrate animal, including the brain case, or cranium, and the bones and cartilages of the face and mouth. See Illusts. of Carnivora, of Facial angles under Facial, and of Skeleton, in Appendix.

Skull (n.) The head or brain; the seat of intelligence; mind.

Skull (n.) A covering for the head; a skullcap.

Skull (n.) A sort of oar. See Scull.

Skullcap (n.) A cap which fits the head closely; also, formerly, a headpiece of iron sewed inside of a cap for protection.

Skullcap (n.) Any plant of the labiate genus Scutellaria, the calyx of whose flower appears, when inverted, like a helmet with the visor raised.

Skullcap (n.) The Lophiomys.

Skullfish (n.) A whaler's name for a whale more than two years old.

Skulpin (n.) See Sculpin.

Skun (n. & v.) See Scum.

Skunk (n.) Any one of several species of American musteline carnivores of the genus Mephitis and allied genera. They have two glands near the anus, secreting an extremely fetid liquid, which the animal ejects at pleasure as a means of defense.

Skunk (v. t.) In games of chance and skill: To defeat (an opponent) (as in cards) so that he fails to gain a point, or (in checkers) to get a king.

Skunkball (n.) The surf duck.

Skunkhead (n.) The surf duck.

Skunkhead (n.) A duck (Camptolaimus Labradorus) which formerly inhabited the Atlantic coast of New England. It is now supposed to be extinct. Called also Labrador duck, and pied duck.

Skunkish (a.) Like the skunk, especially in odor.

Skunktop (n.) The surf duck.

Skunkweed (n.) Skunk cabbage.

Skurry (n. & v.) See Scurry.

Skute (n.) A boat; a small vessel.

Skutterudite (n.) A mineral of a bright metallic luster and tin-white to pale lead-gray color. It consists of arsenic and cobalt.

Skies (pl. ) of Sky

Sky (n.) A cloud.

Sky (n.) Hence, a shadow.

Sky (n.) The apparent arch, or vault, of heaven, which in a clear day is of a blue color; the heavens; the firmament; -- sometimes in the plural.

Sky (n.) The wheather; the climate.

Skied (imp. & p. p.) of Sky

Skyed () of Sky

Skying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sky

Sky (v. t.) To hang (a picture on exhibition) near the top of a wall, where it can not be well seen.

Sky (v. t.) To throw towards the sky; as, to sky a ball at cricket.

Sky-blue (a.) Having the blue color of the sky; azure; as, a sky-blue stone.

Skyed (a.) Surrounded by sky.

Skye terrier () See Terrier.

Skyey (a.) Like the sky; ethereal; being in the sky.

Sky-high (adv. & a.) Very high.

Skyish (a.) Like the sky, or approaching the sky; lofty; ethereal.

Skylark (n.) A lark that mounts and sings as it files, especially the common species (Alauda arvensis) found in Europe and in some parts of Asia, and celebrated for its melodious song; -- called also sky laverock. See under Lark.

Skylarking (n.) The act of running about the rigging of a vessel in sport; hence, frolicking; scuffing; sporting; carousing.

Skylight (n.) A window placed in the roof of a building, in the ceiling of a room, or in the deck of a ship, for the admission of light from above.

Skyrocket (n.) A rocket that ascends high and burns as it flies; a species of fireworks.

Skysail (n.) The sail set next above the royal. See Illust. under Sail.

Skyward (a. & adv.) Toward the sky.

Ukase (n.) In Russia, a published proclamation or imperial order, having the force of law.

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Mark McCracken

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