1. One who skates.
2. (Zoöl.) 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.
(Ska"tol) n. [Gr. dung + -ol.] (Physiol. Chem.) A constituent of human fæces 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. [&radic159.] Skittles. [Obs.]
(Skean) n. [Ir sgian; akin to Gael. sgian, W. ysgien a large knife, a scimiter.] A knife or short
dagger, esp. that in use among the Highlanders of Scotland. [Variously spelt.] "His skean, or pistol."
(Ske*dad"dle) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Skedaddled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Skedaddling ] [Of uncertain
etymology.] To betake one's self to flight, as if in a panic; to flee; to run away. [Slang, U. S.]
(Skee) n. [Dan. ski; Icel. ski a billet of wood. See Skid.] A long strip of wood, curved upwards
in front, used on the foot for sliding.
(Skeed) n. See Skid.
(Skeel) n. [Icel. skjla a pail, bucket.] A shallow wooden vessel for holding milk or cream. [Prov.
Eng. & Scot.] Grose.
(Skeel"duck` Skeel"goose`) n. [See Sheldrake.] (Zoöl.) The common European sheldrake.
(Skeet) n. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Naut.) A scoop with a long handle, used to wash the sides of a
vessel, and formerly to wet the sails or deck.
(Skeg) n. [Prov. E., also a stump of a branch, a wooden peg; cf. Icel. skgr a wood, Sw. skog.
1. A sort of wild plum. [Obs.] Holland.
2. pl. A kind of oats. Farm. Encyc.
3. (Naut.) The after part of the keel of a vessel, to which the rudder is attached.
(Skeg"ger) n. (Zoöl.) The parr. Walton.
(Skein) n. [OE. skeyne, OF. escaigne, F. écagne, probably of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. sgainne, Gael.
sgeinnidh thread, small twine; or perhaps the English word is immediately from Celtic.]
1. 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.