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  • n. A very small amount or portion, particularly used in the negative and chiefly in British and Australian English.


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  • Lots of collaborative projects and other peoples' stuff to get back to, plus a skerrick more of Other Writing Project.

    Scribble scribble, you tore your ms

  • In writing news, I have editing notes on ten short stories but not a single skerrick for any of my own fiction.

    gillpolack: I've come down with a mild bug, which is

  • Again, whilst I have not one skerrick of confidance in any of the Congress persons in their Insane asylum, I do not believe they wish to commit suicide either.

    Oil, Israel, Iran, America and the High Cost of a Single War-Like Remark

  • First, you get a possible problem - preferably with some skerrick of truth.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • So that you get just a skerrick of anticipation, I am putting it behind a cut Read more...

    Even in a little thing

  • This went on piece after piece; I wasn't sure what this meant until she reached the end, when she picked up her plate and licked off every last skerrick of sauce.

    At My Table

  • The only work I had time to do was a skerrick of novel and yet another fix for that Continuum Con report.

    Even in a little thing

  • The songs that access every little skerrick of pain, beauty and angst they can in my soul, that speak of love in its every facet.

    21st March '05

  • Don't click the links above if you're sensitive to the sight of dead animals there's nary a skerrick of blood though.

    27th October '04

  • Xie's barrister Graham Turnbull SC told the last hearing the Crown case was weak as there was "not a skerrick" of motive presented as to why his client would have committed the murders. | Top Stories


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  • "Finally they retired and when Sumper left the field, I scraped his plate, the last skerrick of cheese sauce as well."

    The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey, p 65 of the Knopf hardcover edition

    June 5, 2012

  • A very small amount.

    October 5, 2008