Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To glide; slip; slide.
- To eject (liquid); squirt.
- n. A sudden dash; a smart shower: as, a skite of rain.
- n. A smart, glancing blow or slap: as, a skite on the lug.
- n. A squirt: or syringe.
- n. A trick: as, an ill skite.
- n. obsolete A sudden hit or blow; a glancing blow.
- n. A contemptible person.
- n. Ireland A drinking binge.
- n. Australia, Ireland, New Zealand One who skites, a boaster.
- v. Australia, Ireland, New Zealand To boast.
- v. Northern Ireland To skim or slide along a surface.
- v. Scotland, slang To slip, such as on ice.
- v. Scotland, slang To drink a large amount of alcohol.
- v. archaic, vulgar To shit.
“When I have followed it, if Allah grant me recovery, I will give thee a slave-girl, who shall serve thee in they lifetime a service, wherewith Allah shall cut short thy term; and when thou diest and the Lord hurrieth thy soul to hell-fire, she shall blacken thy face with her skite, of her mourning for thee, and shall keen and beat her face, saying”
“She said, It hath reached me, O auspicious King, as soon as dawn was seen and the morning shone with its shine and sheen, the horsemen ran to their spears full keen and King Afridun summoned his chief Knights and Nobles and invested them with dresses of honour; and, drawing the sign of the cross on their brows, incensed them with the incense which as aforesaid was the skite of the Chief”
“The allusion is to the vulgar saying, “Thou eatest skite!””
“When the two slaves heard his history, they laughed at him and chaffed him and said, Truly thou art skite103 and skite-son!”
“Kings were wont to use a little of it as collyrium for the eyes and as a remedy in sickness and colic; and the Patriarchs used to mix their own skite390 with it, for that the skite of the”
“Bragging rights for a year, though I don't want to be a skite about it.”
“Mind you, I shouldn't skite, as by all accounts what should have been a routine win was almost thrown away.”
“Therefore be assured that to-morrow I will make this vain-glorious Englishman to skite vinegar before all the world.”
“Charity done with and the price of a skite secured, they might risk a reasonable natter.”
“On the ran-tan, on the razzle, on a batter, on a skite.”
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