Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. skippen, of uncertain origin; cf. Icel. skopa, run, skoppa, to spin like a top, OSw. & dial. Sw. skimmpa, to run, skimpa, skompa, to hop, skip; or Ir. sgiob, to snatch, Gael. sgiab, to start or move suddenly, to snatch, W. ysgipio, to snatch
In literature:
As he thought of that, his heart skipped a beat.
"Panther Eye" by Roy J. Snell
The two little girls ran skipping ahead, talking about what they would do and where they would sit and all the things that girls plan for school.
"Mary Jane's City Home" by Clara Ingram Judson
Then came the cage for transporting mine cars, and in more recent years the "skip" has been developed.
"Principles of Mining" by Herbert C. Hoover
After examining our priming, we followed slowly on these tracks, Skip keeping close to us, and glancing up earnestly in our faces.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
Marta has gone away with Jo; evidently she intends to skip.
"Penny of Top Hill Trail" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
He makes that little crutch of his do almost anything but skip.
"Glory and the Other Girl" by Annie Hamilton Donnell
Hint to those who read with an eye on the clock: skip this chapter!
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
Bobolink was saying only this morning that he expected we'd skip all the bad weather on this trip.
"The Banner Boy Scouts Snowbound" by George A. Warren
A round shot skips along the surface and pierces the embankment.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Mrs. Howland added the name she was so soon to resign, and Maggie almost skipped into the bedroom.
"The School Queens" by L. T. Meade
Girls frequently overdo rope-skipping.
"How Girls Can Help Their Country" by Juliette Low
She's Betty's intimate friend, and I'm afraid she'll feel hurt to be skipped.
"Polly of Lady Gay Cottage" by Emma C. Dowd
That young feller, Alfred Hicks, who skipped from the Brooklyn and Queens Bank!
"The Crevice" by William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
My bait, even on a turn of the boat, skipped along just at the edge of the wake of the boat.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
Toward this cottage skipped the Elf.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
Skip Handlon left that barn.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
I shall take one of the boats and skip.
"The Harmsworth Magazine, v. 1, 1898-1899, No. 2" by Various
That was caused by a bullet skipping past!
"Air Service Boys Over The Enemy's Lines" by Charles Amory Beach
But ye'd better skip out, as Si sez, younkers.
"The Boy Scouts in the Maine Woods" by Herbert Carter
The captain, making a skip, named the surprising figure of five pounds.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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In poetry:
Soft and thick the snow lay,
Stars danced in the sky.
Not all the lambs of May-day
Skip so bold and high.
"A Frostry Night" by Robert Graves
Not for us, but for the Rebels. —
My heart would fairly skip,
When Uncle Jacob used to say,
"The North is bound to whip."
"The Deliverance" by Frances Ellen Watkins
As gallant as skipper as ever skipped
Or sailors as ever sailed
As valiant trippers as ever tripped
Or tailors as ever tailed.
"The Fate Of The 'Cabbage Rose'" by Wallace Irwin
Grow slowly, year, like a child that is dear,
Or a lamb that is mild,
By little steps, and by little skips,
Like a lamb or a child.
"Slow Spring" by Katharine Tynan
"Ho, ho!" he said, "thou pale-faced one,
Poor offspring of an Eastern sun,
You've NEVER seen the Red Man skip
Upon the banks of Mississip!"
"Pasha Bailey Ben" by William Schwenck Gilbert
He skipped for joy like little muttons,
He danced like Esmeralda's kid.
(She did not mean a boy in buttons,
Although he fancied that she did.)
"Little Oliver" by William Schwenck Gilbert
In news:
Skip Bayless, Eric Mangini and Stephen A Smith discuss Tim Tebow's comments that he is quarterback, not a running back.
Tim McCarver, Skip Caray and Ken Coleman are among the 10 finalists for the Ford C Frick Award for excellence in baseball broadcasting.
Today, however, most young hunters skip small game and go straight to deer.
"Bobby something tells me we should skip this house.".
Skip trying to build an igloo yourself.
Alaska Gov Sarah Palin, who skipped the GOP governors' opening lunch, is set to give a news conference today.
Desserts Not to Be Skipped.
They must have skipped the chapter on gravity though.
Seniors keep winning tradition alive at UCSD, wherethe women haven't skipped a beat since moving to Division II.
Third Circuit State Attorney Robert L "Skip" Jarvis Jr Suwannee Democrat.
Government hater back in jail after skipping court date.
Gingrich group skips out on rent.
Skip the Coffee, Take a Nap — Health Check .
I know quite a few people who are on some pretty strict diets this summer, and I bet skipping all those amazing summer Bbq's must be hard so here is a recipe for all you dieters.
Henny -Penny Skips Cancun.
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In science:
For holds for every ω ∈ Ω, where as usually A(N ) simplicity here and in the following we skip the obvious dependence of random variables on ω .
Random regularization of Brown spectral measure
Therefore, we can skip these tries without affecting the result of the algorithm.
Identifying Half-Twists Using Randomized Algorithm Methods
Due to our convention of identifying isomorphic types, we may also skip axiom (A3).
Retractions of Types with Many Atoms
Massive stars with extreme rotation may skip the LBV phase.
Stellar evolution with rotation X: Wolf-Rayet star populations at solar metallicity
The reader who is not interested in the mathematical background could skip the ﬁrst part and go directly to the later sections where we list and discuss the main results.
Random matrix theory and symmetric spaces
Quenched arguments, where no changes are needed, will be skipped.
Limit theorems for one-dimensional transient random walks in Markov environments
In fact we could skip the limits as F (x), G(x) are zero for x < 0 and the support of µ is in [0, 1].
Dynamics of exponential linear map in functional space
But they are only needed brieﬂy later (in (B) of Section 5.6); so the reader can skip to the summary of this Subsection.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
The rest of this section may be skipped by the reader who wants to go straight to the result.
Classical and free infinitely divisible distributions and random matrices
We skip the proof which essentially repeats the arguments of Mathieu’s proof.
On the structure and characters of weight modules
Readers not interested in the details of the calculation may skip to equation (9) and the following discussion.
Correlations between Maxwell's multipoles for gaussian random functions on the sphere
The details of the proof will be skipped since the scheme is exactly the same as in the preceding Section.
The largest eigenvalue of small rank perturbations of Hermitian random matrices
The reader who is interested only in our four-line derivation may skip the next two sections and start reading from section 4.
Epicyclic frequencies derived from the effective potential: simple and practical formulae
We skip them, focusing on the simplest aspects.
Random Partitioning Problems Involving Poisson Point Processes On The Interval
This conclusion was based on the values of mlatt extracted by skipping the lowest 3-4 p2−values in the ﬁt to the propagator data.
Large logarithmic rescaling of the scalar condensate: a subtlety with substantial phenomenological implications
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