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  • ‘He had a muckle great lump on the back of his head and a skian-dhu intil his ribs.’

    My Bones Will Keep

  • ‘You know, we shall need to see young Grant again and make him confess to the skian-dhu.’

    My Bones Will Keep

  • ‘With a cutlass and not with a skian-dhu,’ said Laura, slapping her hand on the arm of the chair.

    My Bones Will Keep

  • There is the skian-dhu, of course, but one cannot imagine even such an eccentric as Mr Macbeth entertaining Laura as he did, and asking her to extend her visit, if he had contemplated killing his cousin while she was in the house.

    My Bones Will Keep

  • ‘We must get rid of the skian-dhu,’ her employer repeated.

    My Bones Will Keep

  • ‘The lump on the head would account for his having to be helped up to the house, I suppose, but what about the skian-dhu?’

    My Bones Will Keep

  • I pointed out that one "skian-dhu" seemed to me sufficient for "gralloching" purposes, but he said two were better for bears.

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil

  • Again, the man was brave; for he moved freely in France, England, and Scotland, well knowing that the skian was sharpened for his throat if he were detected.

    Pickle the Spy; Or, the Incognito of Prince Charles

  • 78 B dei hemas eresthai heautous, 101 D su de dedios an ... ten heautou skian.

    A Grammar of Septuagint Greek

  • ‘And, of course, if the skian-dhu had any place in the matter, it ought to have been connected with whisky.

    My Bones Will Keep

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