from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A shallow wooden vessel.
- noun A shallow wooden vessel used for holding milk; also, a milking-pail.
- noun A tub used in washing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Prov. Eng. & Scot. A shallow wooden vessel for holding milk or cream.
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- noun UK, Scotland, dialect A shallow
wooden vesselfor holding milkor cream.
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But I'mb'un 'to say, ootside the risk o' some mistak, o 'the gr'un's o' which I can ken naething, for else I wadna hae made it, 'at this bit horsie o' yours, by a '' at my knowledge or skeel, which is naither
Her great "skeel" was poised easily on her head; and, as she strode along singing lightly without shaking a drop of water over the edge of her pail, you could see how she had come by her erect carriage.
“Ayj n trecheree will awlwaiz dufeetz yoof n skeel”
“In gude troth, ye have skeel of our sect, sir,” replied the dame; “they are gomerils, every one of them — I tell them sae every hour of the day, but catch them profiting by the doctrine.”
But at last his fear of his own warriors, watching behind him, grew greater than the fear of the unknown behind the ancient door and he pushed the heavy skeel aside and entered.
The instruments were of skeel, the string of gut, and were shaped to fit the left forearm of the dancer, to which it was strapped.
He threw his weight against the wooden panel; but the thick skeel of which it was constructed would have withstood a battering ram.
TURAN dashed himself against the door of his prison in a vain effort to break through the solid skeel to the side of Tara whom he knew to be in grave danger, but the heavy panels held and he succeeded only in bruising his shoulders and his arms.
Upon either side of the aisle were ranged rows of highly carved desks and chairs of skeel a hard wood of great beauty.
Atweel, I am a simple body, thats true, hinny, but I am no come to steal ony o his skeel for naething, said the farmer in his honest pride, and strutted away downstairs, followed by Mannering and the cadie.