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[skeet] /skit/
Walter William, 1835–1912, English philologist and lexicographer. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Skeat says the weight was called from Troyes, but gives no conclusive reasons.

  • Professor Skeat, who cites Halliwell also, defines "bugle" as "a wild ox."

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  • From Pinkerton also Skeat adopts the numbering of the lines.

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  • A fast runner, a dog for the chase; from the verb streke, to go rapidly (Skeat).

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  • Skeat puts a comma after nane, but what, then, is the subject of wes?

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  • Skeat says these are all wrong, and that the proper reading is ger.

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  • Skeat relegates this expansion of two lines to a footnote, and rightly.

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  • Skeat brackets them in the text, but they are surely spurious.

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  • These have been brought together by Skeat in his first volume, pp.

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  • On the whole, the test is perhaps not so conclusive—out of Germany—as Skeat imagines.

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