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  • There was HIS stone -- HIS, RICHELIEU'S, OWN SPECIMEN, carefully gathered by himself and none other -- and now stolen, abstracted, "skyugled,"

    A Phyllis of the Sierras Bret Harte 1869

  • Magregor -- out of a better family than his'n, in Kansas, and skyugled me away, but it was a straight out marriage, and I kin prove it.

    Tales of Trail and Town Bret Harte 1869

  • He hadn't much chance to show what he could do, for the rustlers found they had bitten off more than they could chaw, and they skyugled after he had dropped one. "

    Cowmen and Rustlers A Story of the Wyoming Cattle Ranges Edward Sylvester Ellis 1878


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  • "'I didn't steal the project,' Brad said amiably. 'I just sort of skyugled it away from her when she wasn't looking.'"

    -- Connie Willis, "Blued Moon"

    May 22, 2008