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or sclent

[sklent]Scot. and North England
  1. any slanting surface, as a slope.
  2. a sideways or oblique movement.
  3. a sideways glance.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to move or lie on a slant.
  2. to deviate from a straight course.
  3. 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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Historical Examples of sklent

  • 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.

    The Brownie of Bodsbeck, and Other Tales, Vol. II (of 2)

    James Hogg