Skinless to Skunk
(Skin"less) a. Having no skin, or a very thin skin; as, skinless fruit.
1. One who skins.
2. One who deals in skins, pelts, or hides.
(Skin"ni*ness) n. Quality of being skinny.
(Skin"ny) a. Consisting, or chiefly consisting, of skin; wanting flesh. "Her skinny lips." Shak.
He holds him with a skinny hand.Coleridge.
(Skip) n. [See Skep.]
1. A basket. See Skep. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
2. A basket on wheels, used in cotton factories.
3. (Mining) An iron bucket, which slides between guides, for hoisting mineral and rock.
4. (Sugar Manuf.) A charge of sirup in the pans.
5. A beehive; a skep.
(Skip), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Skipped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Skipping.] [OE. skippen, of uncertain origin; cf.
Icel. skopa run, skoppa to spin like a top, OSw. & dial. Sw. skimmpa to run, skimpa, skompa, to
hop, skip; or Ir. sgiob to snatch, Gael. sgiab to start or move suddenly, to snatch, W. ysgipio to snatch.]
1. To leap lightly; to move in leaps and hounds; commonly implying a sportive spirit.
The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day,Pope.
Had he thy reason, would he skip and play?
So she drew her mother away skipping, dancing, and frisking fantastically.Hawthorne.
2. 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.
1. To leap lightly over; as, to skip the rope.
2. To pass over or by without notice; to omit; to miss; as, to skip a line in reading; to skip a lesson.
They who have a mind to see the issue may skip these two chapters.Bp. Burnet.
3. To cause to skip; as, to skip a stone. [Colloq.]
1. A light leap or bound.
2. The act of passing over an interval from one thing to another; an omission of a part.
3. (Mus.) A passage from one sound to another by more than a degree at once. Busby.
Skip kennel, a lackey; a footboy. [Slang.] Swift. Skip mackerel. (Zoöl.) See Bluefish, 1.