Skee

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Skee A long strip of wood, curved upwards in front, used on the foot for sliding; now usually spelled ski.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n skee A wooden runner, of tough wood, from five to ten feet long, an inch or an inch and a half thick at the middle, but thinner toward the ends, an inch wider than the shoe of the user, and turned up in a curve at the front. Skees are secured, one to each foot, in such a way as to be easily cast off in case of accident, and are used for sliding down a declivity or as a substitute for snow-shoes.
    • skee To slide on skees.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Skee skē a wooden runner for sliding down a declivity
    • v.i Skee to slide on skees
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Dan. ski,; Icel. skī, a billet of wood. See Skid

Usage

In literature:

He came across the snow from the direction of Mount Hope, and he had a pair of skees over his shoulder.
"Where There's A Will" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
He waited for them, and said they would make no progress in this way, and told them to stand upon the edge of his skees beside him.
"Heimskringla" by Snorri Sturlason
Riding on curved boards (skees or snow-skates), they run over ridges thick with snow.
"The Danish History, Books I-IX" by Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Learned")
Seraphitus unfastened the skees from Minna's feet, kneeling before her.
"Seraphita" by Honore de Balzac
One does not cross deep snow by stamping through it on iron-shod feet; one slides over it on skees.
"The Ward of King Canute" by Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
There is no place in the world so fine to run over on skees.
"The Thrall of Leif the Lucky" by Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
So firm was the crust, frozen during the night after the previous day's surface-thaw, that they slid along rapidly on their skees.
"Smoke Bellew" by Jack London
He again stepped into his skees and followed the narrow road, as it wound its way from the fjord up along the river.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 5" by Various
Then they put on skees.
"Big People and Little People of Other Lands" by Edward R. Shaw
Saw ye Macdonell an' his men, As they cam frae the Skee?
"Ballads of Scottish Tradition and Romance" by Various
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In poetry:

"O cam ye frae the Hielans, man?
And cam ye a' the wey?
Saw ye Macdonell an his men,
As they cam frae the Skee?"
"Traditionary Version" by Andrew Lang
'O cam ye frae the Hielands, man,
An cam ye a' the wey?
Saw ye Macdonell an his men,
As they cam frae the Skee?'
"The Battle Of Harlaw" by Anonymous British
"Yes, me cam frae ta Hielans, man,
An me cam a ta wey,
An she saw Macdonell an his men,
As they cam frae ta Skee."
"Traditionary Version" by Andrew Lang
'Yes, me cam frae ta Hielands, man,
An me cam a' ta wey,
An she saw Macdonnel an his men,
As they cam frae to Skee.'
"The Battle Of Harlaw" by Anonymous British

In news:

Check out 3-time Nation Skee-Ball Champ William Ocean.
Skee Hipszky, a mission leader for El Paso County Search and Rescue said that the team was called about 8:50 am to help a man who reportedly was having seizures and convulsing.
Kristin Skees' 2010 "The Gannons" is one of those featured in the photography exhibit "UnBound.".
Thirty-six-year-old Darcy Szymanski (shuh-MAN'-skee) handled accounts for the investigative services company Kolbach and Associates.
Recognized as one of the most influential figures in today's entertainment business by both Forbes & Billboard magazine, DJ Skee is carving a new definition for what a DJ is.
The Beat 10/26: DJ Skee Interview, Katy Perry's Rally for Obama.
Skee -ball and brewskies at Uptown Dallas' newest bar, Kung Fu Saloon.
With vintage arcade games like Ms Pacman and Skee -Ball, Kung Fu Saloon is all about fun and games.
Rickie & Lexi play skee golf.
New Yorkers escape the slush and sleet at Full Circle Bar, where skee -ball rules.
California man vanquish local Skee legend in championship.
Offensive lineman Brandon Moore and his wife, Regina, transformed the club into a Christmas party for 150 children, providing arcade games, skee ball, a Moonbounce, food and other activities.
Volunteer Wayne Skees helps to educate interested visitors on the caravel replica Nina after arriving at Wheeling's Heritage Port on Thursday.
Skee-ball and brewskies at Uptown Dallas' newest bar, Kung Fu Saloon.
The new Dallas hot spot features retro arcade games and Skee-Ball.
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