• Scaling' Logs on the Skids
    Scaling' Logs on the Skids
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v skid move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"
    • v skid slide without control "the car skidded in the curve on the wet road"
    • v skid apply a brake or skid to
    • v skid elevate onto skids
    • n skid an unexpected slide
    • n skid a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation
    • n skid one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Skid A low movable platform for supporting heavy items to be transported, typically of two layers, and having a space between the layers into which the fork of a fork lift can be inserted; it is used to conveniently transport heavy objects by means of a fork lift; -- a skid without wheels is the same as a pallet.
    • Skid A piece of timber used as a support, or to receive pressure.
    • Skid (Aëronautics) A runner (one or two) under some flying machines, used for landing.
    • Skid A shoe or clog, as of iron, attached to a chain, and placed under the wheel of a wagon to prevent its turning when descending a steep hill; a drag; a skidpan; also, by extension, a hook attached to a chain, and used for the same purpose.
    • Skid Act of skidding; -- called also side slip.
    • Skid Declining fortunes; a movement toward defeat or downfall; -- used mostly in the phrase on the skids and hit the skids.
    • Skid Large fenders hung over a vessel's side to protect it in handling a cargo.
    • Skid One of a pair of horizontal rails or timbers for supporting anything, as a boat, a barrel, etc.
    • Skid One of a pair of timbers or bars, usually arranged so as to form an inclined plane, as form a wagon to a door, along which anything is moved by sliding or rolling.
    • Skid To check with a skid, as wagon wheels.
    • Skid To fail to grip the roadway; specif., to slip sideways on the road; to side-slip; -- said esp. of a cycle or automobile.
    • Skid (Forestry) To haul (logs) to a skid and load on a skidway.
    • Skid To protect or support with a skid or skids; also, to cause to move on skids.
    • Skid To slide without rotating; -- said of a wheel held from turning while the vehicle moves onward.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n skid Nautical:
    • n skid A framework of planks or timber fitted to the outside of a ship abreast of the hatches, to prevent injury to the side while cargo is hoisted in or out. Boat-skids are planks fitted to the outside of a ship abreast of the boat-davits, to keep the side from being chafed when the boats are lowered or hoisted.
    • n skid A strut or post to sustain a beam or deck, or to throw the weight of a heavy object upon a part of the structure able to bear the burden
    • n skid One of a pair of timbers in the waist to support the larger boats when aboard.
    • n skid A log forming a track for a heavy moving object; a timber forming an inclined plane in loading or unloading heavy articles from trucks, etc.
    • n skid One of a number of timbers resting on blocks, on which a structure, such as a boat, is built.
    • n skid A metal or timber support for a cannon.
    • n skid One of a pair of parallel timbers for supporting a barrel, a row of casks, or the like.
    • n skid The brake of a crane.
    • n skid A shoe or drag used for preventing the wheels of a wagon or carriage from revolving when descending a hill; hence, a hindrance or obstruction. Also called skid-pan.
    • skid To place or move on a skid or skids.
    • skid To support by means of skids.
    • skid To check with a skid, as wheels in going down-hill.
    • skid To slide along without revolving, as a wheel: said also of any object mounted on wheels so moving.
    • skid A variant of scud.
    • n skid In lumbering, a log or pole, commonly used in pairs, upon which logs are handled or piled; also the log or pole laid transversely in a skid-road.
    • n skid A peeling-iron; an instrument for peeling bark from trees or logs.
    • skid In lumbering: To draw (logs) from the stump to the skidway, landing, or mill.
    • skid As applied to a road, to reinforce (it) by placing logs or poles across it.
    • skid To check with a brake, as wheels, so that they will continue to slide but not to rotate, as the wheels of a moving train. (See skid, intransitive verb, 1.)
    • skid To collect (logs) and pile upon a skidway.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Skid skid a piece of timber hung against a ship's side to protect it from injury: a sliding wedge or drag to check the wheel of a wagon on a steep place: a slab put below a gun to keep it off the ground
    • v.t Skid to check with a skid
    • v.i Skid to slide along without revolving
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  • John Larroquette
    John Larroquette
    “A few years back I was more a candidate for skid row bum than an Emmy. If I hadn't stopped [drinking], I'd be playing handball with John Belushi right now.”
  • Kin Hubbard
    “You won't skid if you stay in a rut.”


Grease the skids - If you grease the skids, you facilitate something.
On the skids - When things or people are on the skids, they are in serious decline and trouble.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Icel. skīð, a billet of wood. See Shide


In literature:

And there is far less skidding with the cleek.
"The Complete Golfer [1905]" by Harry Vardon
The early Wright machines were launched on rails, and alighted on skids attached to the machine like the skids of a sledge.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
Jason grabbed up the gun as it skidded almost to his feet.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
He starts easy, and he speeds up well, but just at the critical moment he always skids.
"The Girls of Central High in Camp" by Gertrude W. Morrison
The sound of a whip rang clear; the clatter of hoofs and the grind of a wheel on the skid followed.
"Captain Dieppe" by Anthony Hope
I skid and chickens die.
"Mr. Punch Awheel"
He remembered a sudden jolt and the front wheels skidding.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
But the idea was driven from his head almost before he realized it; the mare swerved like a skidding vehicle.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
The men roll it on skids, and the work of sawing oars is commenced.
"Little Masterpieces of Science: Explorers" by Various
Overboard, all hands, and get the skids down!
"Mayflower (Flor de mayo)" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
They came from an opening between the pines, and rushed along the rude trail, which had a few skids across it.
"The Greater Power" by Harold Bindloss
I could not put on brakes quickly enough and skidded almost into him.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
Under Ray's consumately skilful piloting, the skids struck the snow with hardly a shock.
"Astounding Stories, April, 1931" by Various
The rest of their own boats were still snug on the skids.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
The flivver skidded momentarily, then crumpled to a full stop against the rocks at the side of the road.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
He fell to his hands and knees, bounced lightly and skidded to a stop.
"The Dueling Machine" by Benjamin William Bova
In walking, for each step you took forward you skidded and slid several yards back.
"With the French in France and Salonika" by Richard Harding Davis
KNOCKING: A slow but sure way of putting the skids under your prospects.
"The Roycroft Dictionary" by Elbert Hubbard
And he skids his wooden plough round another scoop of earth.
"Sea and Sardinia" by D. H. Lawrence
I've got everything on skids, even the presses.
"The City of Numbered Days" by Francis Lynde

In poetry:

Flushing the Cherubs every where,
And skidding as she ran,
She refuged under Peter's Chair
And waited for her man.
"Dinah in Heaven" by Rudyard Kipling
`And that's why he slips off Black Pudding,
But, Daddy, I'll save you your quids:
I'll stick on the mare, for I'll ride in a pair
Of my mother's red flannel non-skids.'
"The Bookmaker’s Daughter 1934" by Billy Bennett
I never took no 'eed o' pace
(I've been on twenty trips).
An' Rose was restin' in me arms,
'Er cheek against my lips.
A precious lot I dream of skids,
A lot I thought of slips.
"The Joy Ride" by C J Dennis
It's easy now fer folks to talk
who might have done the same.
We meant no 'arm to anyone,
An' 'Arry knew 'is game.
'Twas like a flash, the skid -- the crash.
An' we was not to blame.
"The Joy Ride" by C J Dennis
You say that I'm old, with my feet on the skids
Well, I'm tellin' you now that you're nothin' but kids:
If you reckon your mounts are some snaky and raw,
Just try ridin' herd on a stove that won't draw.
"Punchin' Dough" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
And every time he passed the house which Granny Heafy leased,
That pious person jerked the knee, respectful to the priest;
So round and round and round he went with bump and swerve and skid –
Of course he never told me this, but fifty people did.
"My Curate's Motor Bike" by John O Brien

In news:

North-South Notebook Socastee's Crane hopes to help South end skid.
Sixers bounce back from two-game skid with a win over the Jazz.
A northern New York man is dead after his pickup truck skidded off an Adirondack road on a curve , crashed into trees and flipped over.
Skidded of road on curve .
We've had two major shows hit the skids.
Stocks skidded 3 percent on Thursday, extending losses for a fourth day as a gloomy outlook from the Federal Reserve and weak data from China heightened fears of a global recession.
They tricked out some trikes with skid tires on the back and got towed at high speeds by a van so they could drift down hills.
Irving shines in return, Cavs end skid with 100-94 victory over Lakers.
Marquis Daniels added 18 points, while Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis dropped in 15 and 13 points, respectively, for the Bucks, who snapped a two- game skid.
Cubs rout Defenders to end eight -game skid.
The Washington Wizards' season-long skid continued.
Raiders end league skid with a furious finish .
Sixers finish off Jazz to snap skid.
Logan Kilgore threw three touchdowns as Middle Tennessee defeated North Texas 38-21 Saturday, snapping a two-game skid against the Mean Green.
LA's last Skid Row dive bar faces gentrification .

In science:

Subhalos were identified using SKID (Governato et al. 1997) and only those with at least 64 DM particles were used in the analysis.
Forming Disk Galaxies in Lambda CDM Simulations
Briefly, a galaxy identified by SKID contains gravitationally bound groups of stars and gas with an overdensity higher than 1000 relative to the mean baryonic density and T < 3 × 104 K.
Galaxies in a Simulated $\Lambda$CDM Universe II: Observable Properties and Constraints on Feedback
Here, we slightly alter these criteria by using an increased temperature criterion at densities where the two-phase medium develops to allow star-forming, two-phase medium particles to be part of a SKID group, since at high densities the mass-weighted temperatures in the two phase medium can be higher than 105 K.
Galaxies in a Simulated $\Lambda$CDM Universe II: Observable Properties and Constraints on Feedback
After the identification of a galaxy (SKID group), we determine its total stellar mass and star formation rate.
Galaxies in a Simulated $\Lambda$CDM Universe II: Observable Properties and Constraints on Feedback
In K09, we showed that in Gadget-2 simulations massive halos contain many cold clumps of gas that are not identified by SKID as galaxies.
Galaxies in a Simulated $\Lambda$CDM Universe II: Observable Properties and Constraints on Feedback
Gravitationally bound groups were identified by SKID, using the same parameters as in the simulation and a standard percolation length 0.2rav .
Structural properties of Dark Matter Halos
Here we selected groups using SKID, a open source software which produces catalogues of groups including only gravitationally bound particles (Stadel, Katz & Quinn, 1999).
Structural properties of Dark Matter Halos
The only serious drawback concerning SKID is that it is very slow.
Structural properties of Dark Matter Halos
When the original plan was proposed for a cavity test facility in MDB, the need for precise dynamic heat load measurements was not addressed. The warm vacuum pump skid had a flowmeter installed on the discharge header, but the flowmeter was sized based on pump capacity and not based on cavity testing needs.
Measurements of SCRF cavity dynamic heat load in horizontal test system
Two tonnes is a modest vehicle mass; 0.6g is the deceleration at which a vehicle begins to skid on dry asphalt.
Human Gravity-Gradient Noise in Interferometric Gravitational-Wave Detectors
While the Yates compressors will be used during initial construction of NUSEL, we intend to install new compressors on both of the main experimental levels, and may use skid-mounted compressors for later underground excavation.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake