Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In gilding, the process of removing superfluous gold-leaf from parts of a surface, and of patching pieces upon spots where the gold-leaf has failed to adhere. It is performed by means of a brush, and precedes burnishing.
- n. In printing, an improper method of fastening type in a chase, by which the lines are put askew or made to hang or bow.
- v. present participle of skew.
“He claims the "political press" has attributed magical properties to such monies in skewing outcomes -- and that the republic is safe.”
“We have also had quite a hand in skewing many many polls, some we couldn’t control as much as we would have liked.”
“So her name inevitably surfaced after Smith started mulling the idea of skewing young with the cast.”
“Echoing the idea that men were the chief victims of the Great Recession, AEI resident scholar and author of "The War Against Boys" Christina Hoff Sommers accused feminists of "skewing" President Obama's initial stimulus plan by insisting on equal treatment for women, who in "mancession" logic did not need the jobs as much as men.”
“Where there are instances of inconsistency — namely, evidence contrary to the general patterning within subgroups, a phenomenon termed "skewing" — they are indicated by orange boldface type on the table.”
“This PPP has nearly double the sample size of the other polls, so I highly doubt the voter response is "skewing" the result.”
“Seriously, the reason the media is "skewing", to the extent that they are, is that there is a vacuum.”
“Nay more, he would laugh when any one told him how he had escaped "skewing" (i.e. being turned) by reading it off; and he even went so far as to allow them to suppose that he wouldn't himself object to take advantage of the master's unsuspicious confidence.”
“I mean, is that a real apples-to-apples number or is there still some SEMICOA in there kind of skewing that or -?”
“Showing up and voting against Democrats amounts to "skewing" elections. focus on replacing every dem.”
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