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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SKINNER

One of the Skinner girls recited a piece that sooted me fust rate.

And he was tryin' to get Helen all the time for himself, the skinner!

The troubles of Daddy Skinner had taken up every moment of her time.

I'll tell you what, Bates, there'll be a city war over Skinner.

He could not speak out more emphatically than he had against Skinner.

Had the student been brought face to face with a dilemma like that of Daddy Skinner?

Once in Daddy Skinner, in the jail—she had given way before it.

The candle was lighted in the Skinner hut, and he tapped gently.

"I tells what I knows about Skinner if ye don't get up and let me be," said he.

But what Ezra had threatened to tell about Skinner he did not know.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "a dealer in skins," from skin (n.); as "one who skins," 1690s, agent noun from skin (v.). The surname is attested from mid-13c. Also in U.S. use "one who strips, robs, or plunders;" the name given to a band of marauders who committed depredations on Loyalists in New York during the Revolution. Cf. Old Norse skinnari "a dealer in skins; a skinner, tanner."

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