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Skelp; a blow, to give a blow or blows; a piece cut off:—'Tom gave Pat a skelp': 'I cut off a skelp of the board with a hatchet.'English As We Speak It in Ireland|P. W. Joyce
He draws the skelp through two or more pairs of the above pincers or dies, each of less dimension than the preceding.
In making tubes of an inch of internal diameter, a skelp four inches and a half broad is employed.
Scelp, skelp, n. long strips of iron used in forming a gun-barrel.
It is not only the best descriptions of iron they plate with: twopenny skelp is more in use than any.Gunnery in 1858|William Greener