Definition of Skive

1. Verb. Remove the surface of. "Skive leather"

Generic synonyms: Shave

Definition of Skive

1. n. The iron lap used by diamond polishers in finishing the facets of the gem.

2. v. t. To pare or shave off the rough or thick parts of (hides or leather).

Definition of Skive

1. Noun. The iron lap used by diamond polishers in finishing the facets of the gem. ¹

2. Verb. To pare or shave off the rough or thick parts of (hides or leather). ¹

3. Verb. (British) To avoid one's assigned work or duty. To slack off. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Skive

1. to pare [v SKIVED, SKIVING, SKIVES] - See also: pare

Lexicographical Neighbors of Skive

skittishly
skittishness
skittishnesses
skittle
skittle-dog
skittle-dogs
skittle alley
skittle ball
skittle out
skittle pin
skittleball
skittled
skittles
skittling
skitty
skive (current term)
skived
skiver
skivered
skivering
skivers
skives
skivie
skivier
skiviest
skiving
skivings
skivvied
skivvies
skivvy

Literary usage of Skive

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Politics (non-partisan) from the Beginning to Date: Embodying a by Thomas Valentine Cooper (1892)
"... in. which the skive-holding States have never sought more than equality, and in which they will not be content to remain with less. ..."

2. General View of the Agriculture in the Southern Districts of the County of by James Robertson (1794)
"BY many, this is manifested by the best of proofs, the beautiful appearance of their farms; others, less a (skive and intelligent, arc by slow degrees ..."

3. Technological Dictionary: English-Spanish and Spanish-English of Words and by Néstor Ponce de León (1920)
"... tl diamante, skive. — automático (r. w ) self acting disk. — Л снеге tara limpiar cucharas (jew. ..."

4. The London Encyclopaedia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"... the instrument is placed on the skive (polishing wheel), which is charged with olive-oil and diamond dust, and whirling swiftly round polishes the face. ..."

5. The American Travellers' Guides: Hand-books for Travellers in Europe and the by William Pembroke Fetridge (1881)
"It is near the Sound, ten miles west of skive, and an early departure must be made ... skive to Struer, by rail, via Vinderup, in 54 minutes; fare, 2 cr. ..."

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