Scot. and North England
[ sklent ]
/ sklɛnt /
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any slanting surface, as a slope.
a sideways or oblique movement.
a sideways glance.
verb (used without object)
to move or lie on a slant.
to deviate from a straight course.
to deviate from the truth; lie.
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Origin of sklent
1505–15; earlier sklente (v.), variant of Middle English slenten to slant
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How to use sklent in a sentence
I gae a sklent wi my ee to Daniel Roy Macpherson, an he was leaned ower the back o the seat, and fan into a kink o laughing.