Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A vagrant; a swindler.
- To practise begging, especially under the pretense of being a wounded or disbanded soldier; play the swindler; live by begging. Also skilder.
- To swindle, especially by assuming to be a worn-out soldier; hence, in general, to cheat; trick; defraud.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To deceive; to cheat; to trick.
- n. obsolete A vagrant; a cheat.
““I swear to you,” continued the scrivener “they are in no way at my disposal — they have been delivered to me by tale — I am to pay them over to Lord Dalgarno, whose boy waits for them, and I could not skelder one piece out of them, without risk of hue and cry.””
“I swear to you," continued the scrivener "they are in no way at my disposal -- they have been delivered to me by tale -- I am to pay them over to Lord Dalgarno, whose boy waits for them, and I could not skelder one piece out of them, without risk of hue and cry.”
“an honest, decayed commander cannot skelder, cheat, nor be seen in a bawdy house, but he shall be straight in one of their wormwood comedies.”
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