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(Skunk"ball`) n. (Zoöl.) The surf duck.
(Skunk"head`) n. (Zoöl.) (a) The surf duck. (b) 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.
(Skunk"ish), a. Like the skunk, especially in odor.
(Skunk"top`) n. (Zoöl.) The surf duck.
(Skunk"weed`) n. (Bot.) Skunk cabbage.
(Skur"ry) n. & v. See Scurry.
(Skute) n. [Icel. skta; akin to Sw. skuta, Dan. skude, D. schuit, Lg. schüte, and E. schoot,
v.t.] A boat; a small vessel. [Obs.] Sir R. Williams.
(Skut"ter*ud*ite) n. [From Skutterud, in Norway, whence it is obtained.] (Min.) A mineral
of a bright metallic luster and tin-white to pale lead- gray color. It consists of arsenic and cobalt.
(Sky) n.; pl. Skies [OE. skie a cloud, Icel. sky; akin to Sw. & Dan. sky; cf. AS. scua, scuwa,
shadow, Icel. skuggi; probably from the same root as E. scum. &radic158. See Scum, and cf. Hide
1. A cloud. [Obs.]
[A wind] that blew so hideously and high,Chaucer.
That it ne lefte not a sky
In all the welkin long and broad.
2. Hence, a shadow. [Obs.]
She passeth as it were a sky.Gower.
3. 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.
The Norweyan banners flout the sky.Shak.
4. The wheather; the climate.
Thou wert better in thy grave than to answer with thy uncovered body this extremity of the skies.Shak.
Sky is often used adjectively or in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, sky color, skylight,
sky-aspiring, sky-born, sky-pointing, sky- roofed, etc.
Sky blue, an azure color. Sky scraper (Naut.), a skysail of a triangular form. Totten. Under
open sky, out of doors. "Under open sky adored." Milton.
(Sky), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Skied or Skyed; p. pr. & vb. n. Skying ]
1. To hang (a picture on exhibition) near the top of a wall, where it can not be well seen. [Colloq.]
Brother Academicians who skied his pictures.The Century.
2. To throw towards the sky; as, to sky a ball at cricket. [Colloq.]
(Sky"-blue) a. Having the blue color of the sky; azure; as, a sky-blue stone. Wordsworth.