- Walter William,1835–1912, English philologist and lexicographer.
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Examples from the Web for skeat
Skeat says the weight was called from Troyes, but gives no conclusive reasons.London Before the Conquest
W. R. Lethaby
Professor Skeat, who cites Halliwell also, defines "bugle" as "a wild ox."The Testimony of Tradition
From Pinkerton also Skeat adopts the numbering of the lines.
A fast runner, a dog for the chase; from the verb streke, to go rapidly (Skeat).
Skeat puts a comma after nane, but what, then, is the subject of wes?