How to use Skeat in a sentence
Crab (a shell-fish) and crab (a kind of apple) are radically connected, both conveying the idea of scratching or pinching (Skeat).Milton's Comus | John Milton
Whether or not my theories are right, it is undeniable that the etymologies of Skeat and Murray are very often painfully wrong.
In a moment of noteworthy frankness Prof. Skeat has admitted that “Scientific etymology is usually clumsy and frequently wrong”.
Skeat postulates a mute vowel by deriving lazar or leper from Eleazer—He whom God assists.
Skeat thinks the word gog is “of imitative origin,” but it is more likely that goggle was originally Gog oeuil or Gog Eye.