sklent

or sclent

[ sklent ]
/ sklɛnt /
Scot. and North England

noun

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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