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[skel-ter] /ˈskɛl tər/
verb (used without object)
to scurry.
Origin of skelter
First recorded in 1850-55; probably extracted from helter-skelter Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There was a swirling and a skelter of brown and yellow leaves at the gap in the lane where we struck across a vegetable garden.

    Pushed and the Return Push George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
  • The shadow of Helter, skelter, & Grab lay upon the tea-table.

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