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sclent

[sklent] /sklɛnt/
noun, verb (used without object), Scot. and North England.
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sklent

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[sklent] /sklɛnt/ Scot. and North England
noun
1.
any slanting surface, as a slope.
2.
a sideways or oblique movement.
3.
a sideways glance.
verb (used without object)
4.
to move or lie on a slant.
5.
to deviate from a straight course.
6.
to deviate from the truth; lie.
Origin of sklent
1505-1515
1505-15; earlier sklente (v.), variant of Middle English slenten to slant
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