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skittle ball | skittle pin | skittle-dog | skittles | skitty | skive | skiver | skiving | skivvies | skivvy | sklayre


Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


skiven. [Cf. Icel. skīfa a shaving, slice, E. shive, sheave.].
     The iron lap used by diamond polishers in finishing the facets of the gem.  [1913 Webster]
skivev. t. 
     To pare or shave off the rough or thick parts of (hides or leather).  [1913 Webster]


skive, v. & n.
1 tr. split or pare (hides, leather, etc.).
2 intr. Brit. sl. a evade a duty, shirk. b (often foll. by off) avoid work by absenting oneself, play truant.
--n. sl.
1 an instance of shirking.
2 an easy option.

skiver n.
ON sk{iacute}fa, rel. to ME schive slice

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