2. Adjective. passed around ¹
3. Adjective. narrowly missed ¹
4. Adjective. evaded ¹
5. Verb. (past of skirt) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Skirted
1. skirt [v] - See also: skirt
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Literary usage of Skirted
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1. The Æneid of Virgil by Virgil (1910)
"... wind-swept citadels Out of our view; we skirted the bold shores Of proud Epirus, ... skirted ..."
2. Text-book of Geology by Archibald Geikie (1893)
"commonly rises ont of deep water ; a low coast is usually skirted with shallow water, the line of slope above sea-level being in a general way prolonged ..."
3. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Crossing the Murray at Albury, the explorers, bearing to tin south-west, skirted the western shore of Port Philip and reached the sea-coast near where the ..."
4. The Territory of Florida, Or, Sketches of the Topography, Civil and Natural by John Lee Williams (1837)
"At four miles from the mouth, a grass plain rises gradually from the west side to the height of fifteen feet, and skirted on the west with hammock land, ..."
5. Notes on Italy by Rembrandt Peale (1831)
"Soon after, the neat country seats which skirted the settlement, showed that we were entering a city of elegance and taste. Sienna. \ tl. ..."
6. Papers of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens by Archaeological Institute of America (1888)
"... while those who were to use the other rear entrance took the path which skirted the wall, passed under the arch, and so, with little extra effort, ..."