Skinner

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n skinner a worker who drives mules
    • n skinner a person who prepares or deals in animal skins
    • n Skinner United States psychologist and a leading proponent of behaviorism (1904-1990)
    • n Skinner United States actress noted for her one-woman shows (1901-1979)
    • n Skinner United States actor (1858-1942)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1905, Chapman and Skinner in San Francisco invented the first portable electric vacuum.
    • Skinner One who deals in skins, pelts, or hides.
    • Skinner One who skins.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd took their name from a high school teacher named Leonard Skinner who had suspended several students for having long hair.
    • n skinner One who deals in skins of any sort, as hides, furs, or parchments; a furrier.
    • n skinner One who removes the skin, as from animals; a flayer.
    • n skinner One who strips or robs; a plunderer; specifically [capitalized], in United States history, one of a body of marauders during the revolutionary war, professedly belonging to the American side, who infested the region between the British and American lines in New York, and committed depredations, especially upon the loyalists.
    • n skinner A bird fat enough to burst the skin on falling to the ground when shot.
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Usage

In literature:

The American, Skinner, was thickly built, and of a sturdy physique.
"The Iron Pirate" by Max Pemberton
Now, Mr. Skinner, it's my chance ter get even.
"Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea" by Charles H. L. Johnston
The estate was purchased from one of the Skinner family by Sir Richard Sutton, Bart.
"Notes and Queries, Number 211, November 12, 1853" by Various
I remembered the skinner's question, why I rode through the country when I could go by train.
"The Land of The Blessed Virgin; Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia" by William Somerset Maugham
Is it still Skinner who builds for you?
"The Martian" by George Du Maurier
SKINNER, H. M. The Schoolmaster in Literature.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
Get along there, Skinner!
"Sawtooth Ranch" by B. M. Bower
Woodfall and Kinder Printers, Angel Court, Skinner Street, London.
"A New Illustrated Edition of J. S. Rarey's Art of Taming Horses" by J. S. Rarey
Sam knew the man was named Bart Skinner, and that he was an intimate friend of Billings'.
"Down the Slope" by James Otis
WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY UNION OF MINNESOTA, by Mrs. M. W. Skinner, Treas., $246.56, (less expenses, $2), $244.56.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 4, October, 1900" by Various
Mr. Skinner says he "thinks Mr. Stevenson must be a very kind man"; he little knows me.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
And then I think, with Skinner, that it is not correctly quoted.
"Talkers" by John Bate
A. Skinner was named as the Sergeant-at-Arms.
"History of the Constitutions of Iowa" by Benjamin F. Shambaugh
E. Swift, 74 Ill. J. L. Skinner, 27 Mass.
"In and Out of Rebel Prisons" by Lieut. A. [Alonzo] Cooper
He ordered, however, that Key and Skinner be detained until after the approaching attack on Baltimore.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 5" by Various
Mr. Skinner has obtained for himself an enviable popularity as a man of integrity.
"The History and Records of the Elephant Club" by Knight Russ Ockside and Q. K. Philander Doesticks
CLATER ON THE DISEASES OF HORSES, by Skinner, 1 vol.
"Endless Amusement" by Unknown
There is a preface of fifteen pages, containing a supposed letter from Thomas Skinner, dated Bruges, Oct. 28, 1672.
"Notes and Queries, Number 80, May 10, 1851" by Various
By Prof. JOHN SKINNER, M.A.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews" by Thomas Charles Edwards
Sergeant Marion H. Skinner, captured.
"The Bright Side of Prison Life" by Samuel A. Swiggett
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In poetry:

But the mule he liked the army when he got his trainin' done.
And the soldiers didn't seem to hold his past against him none.
For the packer and the "Skinner," take 'em as a general rule,
Has a past a heap more shady than the average army mule.
"The Army Mule" by Bruce Kiskaddon
The mule-skinner was Bill Jerome, the passengers were three;
Two tinhorns from the dives of Nome, and Father Tim McGee.
And as for sunny Southland bound, through weary woods they sped,
The solitude that ringed them round was silent as the dead.
"Black Moran" by Robert W Service

In news:

News about Skinner , Mark.
Sagha Skinner of Yellow Springs died Tuesday, June 9, at his residence.
He was born March 25, 1960, to Thelma and Elliot Skinner in Brooklyn, N.Y.
McDonald's CEO Jim Skinner to retire.
Ben Skinner 's first day of class at Georgetown University is Wednesday, Aug 29.
Elder Colby Skinner , son of Joey and Lisa Skinner , has been called to serve in the Mexico, Tampico Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Large blade Skinner style, made for a friend.
92 Year old Dorothy Edna Skinner of Smithville and formerly of Yorktown,Indiana died saturday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville.
The Story of Ain't' by David Skinner .
Athens — William Alvin Skinner was born on Nov 19, 1949 to Wilbur D and Margie Skinner in Athens.
Skinner New Research Award.
F Skinner New Research Award for important, innovative work conducted by individuals who are within 5 years of receiving their doctorate.
MARENGO — Edythe M Skinner , 95, of Marengo, formerly of Marysville, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at her residence while surrounded by her family.
Louisville poet, Jeffrey Skinner , presents his self-help poetry memoir at Carmichael's.
Mable Marie Wilson Linger Skinner , 86, of Buckhannon, died Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012, in St Joseph's Hospital in Buckhannon.
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In science:

This apparent contradiction may be resolved if the stellar X-ray emission is extended on larger scales than previously thought (see Skinner et al., 2002).
X-ray and radio emission from colliding stellar winds
The P2Di advocated by Skinner (see Skinner et al. 1998) is claimed to work for nonstationary signals.
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
NC-N : X-ray detection by Chandra (Skinner et al.
New Galactic Wolf-Rayet stars, and candidates. An annex to The VIIth Catalogue of Galactic Wolf-Rayet Stars
NC-K : X-ray detection by Chandra (Skinner et al.
New Galactic Wolf-Rayet stars, and candidates. An annex to The VIIth Catalogue of Galactic Wolf-Rayet Stars
NC-G : X-ray detection by Chandra (Skinner et al.
New Galactic Wolf-Rayet stars, and candidates. An annex to The VIIth Catalogue of Galactic Wolf-Rayet Stars
NC-B : X-ray detection by Chandra (Skinner et al. 2006).
New Galactic Wolf-Rayet stars, and candidates. An annex to The VIIth Catalogue of Galactic Wolf-Rayet Stars
NC-D : X-ray detection by Chandra (Skinner et al.
New Galactic Wolf-Rayet stars, and candidates. An annex to The VIIth Catalogue of Galactic Wolf-Rayet Stars
NC-O : X-ray detection by Chandra (Skinner et al.
New Galactic Wolf-Rayet stars, and candidates. An annex to The VIIth Catalogue of Galactic Wolf-Rayet Stars
This is supported by hydrodynamic calculations (e.g., the model results for IRC +10216 by Skinner et al. 1999), unless one examines the region very close the star.
Envelope density pattern around wide binary AGB stars: a dynamical model
Astrophys., 314, 191-203. Güdel, M., Guinan, E., Skinner, S. L. (1997) The X-ray Sun in time: a study of the long term evolution of coronae of solar-type stars.
Astrobiologically Interesting Stars within 10 parsecs of the Sun
In view of the results of Skinner-Wiles on elliptic curves with ordinary reduction, we focus here on the case of supersingular reduction.
On the modularity of supersingular elliptic curves over certain totally real number fields
Subsequently, Skinner and Wiles have proven the modularity in many ‘nearly ordinary’ cases.
On the modularity of supersingular elliptic curves over certain totally real number fields
The elliptic curve E is modular by a result of Skinner and Wiles (), and therefore ρ is also modular.
On the modularity of supersingular elliptic curves over certain totally real number fields
In the ordinary case, modularity of ρp follows from the assumption that the residual representation is either reducible or modular by results of Skinner-Wiles, and in the other case, modularity follows from residual modularity by results of Diamond-Flach-Guo and Taylor.
How to facet a gemstone: from potential modularity to the proof of Serre's modularity conjecture
Modularity lifting theorems have been proved by Taylor-Wiles, Diamond, Skinner-Wiles, Diamond-Flach-Guo, Fujiwara, Taylor, Savitt, and more recently the more general and powerful of them are due to M.
How to facet a gemstone: from potential modularity to the proof of Serre's modularity conjecture
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