(Skyed) a. Surrounded by sky. [Poetic & R.] "The skyed mountain." Thomson.
(Skye" ter"ri*er) (Zoöl.) See Terrier.
(Sky"ey) a. Like the sky; ethereal; being in the sky. "Skyey regions." Thackeray.
Sublime on the towers of my skyey bowers,Shelley.
Lightning, my pilot, sits.
(Sky"-high`) adv. & a. Very high. [Colloq.]
(Sky"ish), a. Like the sky, or approaching the sky; lofty; ethereal. [R.] Shak.
(Sky"lark`) n. (Zoöl.) 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.
The Australian skylark (Cincloramphus cantillans) is a pipit which has the habit of ascending perpendicularly
like a skylark, but it lacks the song of a true lark. The Missouri skylark is a pipit (Anthus Spraguei) of
the Western United States, resembling the skylark in habit and song.
(Sky"lark"ing), n. The act of running about the rigging of a vessel in sport; hence, frolicking; scuffing; sporting; carousing.
(Sky"light`) 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.
(Sky"rock`et) n. A rocket that ascends high and burns as it flies; a species of fireworks.
(Sky"sail) n. (Naut.) The sail set next above the royal. See Illust. under Sail.
(Sky"ward) a. & adv. Toward the sky.
(Slab) n. [OE. slabbe, of uncertain origin; perhaps originally meaning, a smooth piece, and akin to
slape, Icel. sleipr slippery, and E. slip, v. i.]
1. A thin piece of anything, especially of marble or other stone, having plane surfaces. Gwilt.
2. An outside piece taken from a log or timber in sawing it into boards, planks, etc.
3. (Zoöl.) The wryneck. [Prov. Eng.]
4. (Naut.) The slack part of a sail.
Slab line (Naut.), a line or small rope by which seamen haul up the foot of the mainsail or foresail.
(Slab), a. [Cf. Gael. & Ir. slaib mud, mire left on a river strand, and E. slop puddle.] Thick; viscous.
Make the gruel thick and slab.Shak.
(Slab), n. That which is slimy or viscous; moist earth; mud; also, a puddle. [Obs.] Evelyn.
(Slab"ber) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Slabbered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Slabbering.] [OE. slaberen; akin to
LG. & D. slabbern, G. schlabbern, LG. & D. slabben, G. schlabben, Icel. slafra. Cf. Slaver, Slobber,
Slubber.] To let saliva or some liquid fall from the mouth carelessly, like a child or an idiot; to drivel; to
drool. [Written also slaver, and slobber.]