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Definition of Skeely
1. skilful [adj SKEELIER, SKEELIEST] - See also: skilful
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Literary usage of Skeely
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1879)
"Intelligent, skilful in any profession or art, S. ; pron. skeely, Aberd. ... as, " He's an unco skeely body," S. 3. Endowed with the knowledge which was ..."
2. A Glossary of North Country Words, with Their Etymology, & Affinity to Other by John Trotter Brockett, William Edward Brockett (1846)
"skeely, SKILLY, knowing, intelligent, skilful. Often used to denote real or supposed skill in the cure of diseases. The simple doctress of a country village ..."
3. The Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1900 by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (1902)
"Sir Patrick Spens T I. The Sailing king sits in Dunfermline town Drinking the blude-red wine; 'O whare will I get a skeely ..."
4. The Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1900 by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (1908)
"Sir Patrick Spens I. The Sailing ' I 'HE king sits in Dunfermline town Drinking the blude-red wine; ' O whare will I get a skeely skipper To sail this new ..."
5. A Dictionary of Lowland Scotch: With an Introductory Chapter Onthe Poetry by Charles Mackay (1888)
"... Out and spak Lord John's mother, And a skeely woman was she, " Where met ye, my son, wi' that bonnie boy That looks sae sad on thee? ..."
6. The Heart of Oak Books by Kate Stephens (1895)
"THE king sits in Dunfermline town, Drinking the blood-red wine: " O where will I get a skeely * skipper, To sail this new ship of mine? ..."