Definition of Skivering
1. skiver [v] - See also: skiver
Lexicographical Neighbors of Skivering
Literary usage of Skivering
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah by Loring Woart Batten (1913)
"Esd. reads: skivering on account of the persistent storm. That may be modified slightly so as to get skivering because of standing in the rain.—10. ..."
2. The Works of Washington Irving by Washington Irving (1861)
"... poor skivering females have once seen happier days, and been flattered into beauty. They are now turned out to meet the severity of winter. ..."
3. Godey's Magazine by Louis Antoine Godey, Sarah Josepha Buell Hale (1852)
"That land nor sin nor death can tread, No orphan wanders there forlorn, Or skivering brother begs for bread To meet a gilded brother's ..."
4. Medical lexicon by Robley Dunglison (1851)
"skivering (AiV/or). Cold is employed in medicine, chiefly, as a refrigerant and sedative. COLD IN THE EYE, Ophthalmia, catarrhal — c. in the Head, Coryza. ..."