sklent

or sclent

[sklent]Scot. and North England
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.

Origin of sklent

1505–15; earlier sklente (v.), variant of Middle English slenten to slant
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