This was called Skeldale, or the vale of the skell, a rivulet running through it from the west to the eastward part of it.
At last they heard the far-away voice of the dove, another of skell's people, and then they gave up the useless pursuit.
Far below, the silver waters of the skell meander softly amongst statues of tritons, throwing up innumerable fountain streams.
A street derelict who may be a villain: Perp: also a mutt, a mope, a skid, or a skell
[1980s+ New York City police; ultimately fr Dutch schelm, ''scoundrel, villain,'' found in English as skelum by 1611]