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CIDE DICTIONARY
skimmed milk | skimmer | skimmerton | skimming | skimmingly | skimmington | skimp | skimp over | skimpily | skimping | skimpy

skimmington

CIDE DICTIONARY

skimmingtonn. [Etymol. uncertain. Perhaps the name of some notorius scold.].
     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.  [1913 Webster]

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