Definition of Skillies
1. skilly [n] - See also: skilly
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Literary usage of Skillies
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Klondike and the Yukon Country: A Description of Our Alaskan Land of Gold by Louis Arthur Coolidge, John F. Pratt (1897)
"They scorn work, and never condescend to carry a pack or pull a rope, but other members of the tribe yield absolute allegiance to them. The "skillies" are ..."
2. Principles of English Etymology by Walter William Skeat (1887)
"... skirt, skittish, skillies, sky. But the tendency to turn sk into sh was so strong that we find amongst the words of Scand. origin such words as s/ieer, ..."
3. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1891)
"... the pygmies have survived the lapse of twenty-three centuries, and have continued to build their beehive huts alter tho same skillies* fashion as they ..."
4. Curiosities of Natural History by Francis Trevelyan Buckland (1882)
"So much importance do the Albanian shepherds attach to the fierceness of their ' skillies'(?) that, however savagely the innocent wanderer in search of ..."
5. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1835)
"If one barrel of oil is valued at 12 dollars*, oa barrel of roes at 3 dollars, and a vog of fish at 96 skillies their annual amount may be estimated at ..."
6. Arthur Young's Tour in Ireland (1776-1779) by Arthur Young, John Parker Anderson (1892)
"... Baseball, by Newton Crane ; Rounders, Field Ball, Baseball-Rounders, Bowls, Quoits, Curling, skillies, &c., by JM Walker, MA, and CC Moti. Vol. ..."