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Skelp; a blow, to give a blow or blows; a piece cut off:—'Tom gave Pat a skelp': 'I cut off a skelp of the board with a hatchet.'
He draws the skelp through two or more pairs of the above pincers or dies, each of less dimension than the preceding.
In making tubes of an inch of internal diameter, a skelp four inches and a half broad is employed.
Scelp, skelp, n. long strips of iron used in forming a gun-barrel.
It is not only the best descriptions of iron they plate with: twopenny skelp is more in use than any.
GUNNERY IN 1858WILLIAM GREENER
If dey'd piped me off den, dey'd have took me skelp, all right.
Hed admire to take a skelp, that Tomcat would, but hes shy the sand.
THE SUNSET TRAILALFRED HENRY LEWIS
I'm not a-going to have my skelp a-hanging to your belt for days and days, like the rest of them.
THE GRAYSONSEDWARD EGGLESTON
I heard one boy say to another:—'I'll give you a skelp (blow) on the puss.'
I'm sure sma' pleasure it can gie, / E'en to a deil, / To skelp an' scaud (scald) puir dogs like me, / An' hear us squeel.

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