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  • n. Obsolete form of ski.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A long strip of wood, curved upwards in front, used on the foot for sliding; now usually spelled ski.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To slide on skees.
  • n. A wooden runner, of tough wood, from five to ten feet long, an inch or an inch and a half thick at the middle, but thinner toward the ends, an inch wider than the shoe of the user, and turned up in a curve at the front. Skees are secured, one to each foot, in such a way as to be easily cast off in case of accident, and are used for sliding down a declivity or as a substitute for snow-shoes.


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  • Seraphitus drew in his left foot, furnished with another "skee," which was only two feet long, turned swiftly where he stood, caught his timid companion in his arms, lifted her in spite of the long boards on her feet, and placed her on a projecting rock from which he brushed the snow with his pelisse.


  • "Pleasure Island Carnival Games" lets you play four different types of sideshow amusements, including target shooting, safe-cracking, strong man hammer, and some kind of skee-ball.


  • After he had taken breath, he said to me, "Paulus, wait here, for you cannot 'skee' fast enough.

    The Land of the Long Night

  • But aside from my brother's wedding several years ago, no amount of free booze, ice cream and skee ball could lure me down.

    Brian Gresko: Revisiting the Family Vacation -- With Baby

  • Sure, there was the possibility of QT with my wife and luxurious mornings of sleeping past seven, but I was equally jazzed about sharing my childhood experiences with Mr. F, the stores, the skee ball, Philadelphia Beach, all of it.

    Brian Gresko: Revisiting the Family Vacation -- With Baby

  • The last hole, where players have to hit the ball through a loop and up ramp to a skee-ball board to try to deduct strokes from their score, represents the uncertainties immigrants faced.

    The Golden Door Mini-Golf Course

  • The happy hour is sponsored by United Social Sports (the guys behind those new skee-ball leagues at the Iron Horse Tap Room and, yes, H Street Country Club, among others) and So What's the Deal, which is another of those ubiquitous deal sites offering 50 percent off your sandwiches or Shawarma Spot or 60 percent off the tab at Velocity Five.

    Nightlife Agenda

  • A group of women was playing skee-ball, and strings of tickets issued from the coin box at the end of the game.

    A Day at the Fair

  • The group dispersed back to their games, with the women who had been playing skee-ball rushing into a photo booth to have their picture taken.

    A Day at the Fair

  • Adn gorjamuss mowntinz … wif teh gorjamuss skee inskrukturz

    Swiss Kitty - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?


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