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synonyms for skelp

  • berate
  • castigate
  • censure
  • flog
  • lash
  • punish
  • upbraid
  • baste
  • beat
  • chasten
  • correct
  • pummel
  • ream
  • scourge
  • spank
  • thrash
  • whip
  • chew out
  • climb all over
  • ferule
  • lay into
  • lean on
  • slap down
See also synonyms for: skelped / skelping / skelps

antonyms for skelp

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  • compliment
  • laud
  • praise
  • aid
  • assist
  • guard
  • help
  • lose
  • protect
  • surrender
  • cheer
  • comfort
  • encourage
  • forgive
  • inspirit
  • promote
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How to use skelp in a sentence

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.'
ENGLISH AS WE SPEAK IT IN IRELANDP. W. JOYCE
He draws the skelp through two or more pairs of the above pincers or dies, each of less dimension than the preceding.
A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND MINESANDREW URE
In making tubes of an inch of internal diameter, a skelp four inches and a half broad is employed.
A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND MINESANDREW URE
Scelp, skelp, n. long strips of iron used in forming a gun-barrel.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 4 OF 4: S-Z AND SUPPLEMENTS)VARIOUS
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.
MOTOR MATT'S RED FLYER, OR, ON THE HIGH GEARSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
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.'
ENGLISH AS WE SPEAK IT IN IRELANDP. W. JOYCE
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.
DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS FROM ANCIENT AND MODERN, ENGLISH AND FOREIGN SOURCESJAMES WOOD
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SKELP

  • baste
  • beat
  • berate
  • castigate
  • censure
  • chasten
  • chew out
  • climb all over
  • correct
  • ferule
  • flog
  • lash
  • lay into
  • lean on
  • pummel
  • punish
  • ream
  • scourge
  • skelp
  • slap down
  • spank
  • thrash
  • upbraid
  • whip
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.