from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who skirts or goes around the borders of anything; specifically, in hunting, a huntsman or dog who goes around a high hedge, or gate, etc., instead of over or through it.
- n. A dialectal form of squirter.
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That is the problem with the Nobama followers .... he is such a good skirter of issues that they don't even notice that he ADDRESSES NOTHING.
_ -- A hound which is wide of the pack, or a man riding wide of the hounds, is called a skirter.
He doubted, indeed, whether he would take Desperate, who was an incorrigible skirter; but as she was not much worse in this respect than