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Skinner

B(urrhus) F(rederic). 1904--90, US behavioural psychologist. His "laws of learning", derived from experiments with animals, have been widely applied to education and behaviour therapy
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Skinner furnished him with a double sheet of paper, and Mr.
Skinner, with his small bowler hat on the back of his head, a fresh cigar in the corner of his mouth, and his thumbs in the armholes of his waistcoat, strolled along Broadway with something akin to a smile parting his lips, and showing his yellow teeth.
Mulder and Scully try to locate Skinner in tonight's episode of "The X-Files.
Steve and Annette Skinner were on their way to their motorcycle parts store Thursday when tragedy struck and a traffic crash killed the couple instantly.
Speaker John Bercow ordered Dennis Skinner to leave the chamber after he refused to use a different word to describe David Cameron during a Commons session focused on his tax affairs and the Panama leaks.
Trusted Leonard Skinner, 79, has brought shame on the church after he admitted the offences covering a four-year period.
Leonard Skinner, 79, of North Tyneside, is now facing a possible jail sentence after pleading guilty to the four offences.
Byline: KEVIN MAGUIRE On the election trail with Dennis Skinner
Brett Skinner set out to change this perception by providing patients with a comfortable, welcoming environment.
A district court judge ruled against death row inmate Hank Skinner this week, saying it was "reasonably probable" Skinner would have still been convicted of a triple murder even if recently conducted DNA evidence had been available at his 1995 trial.
Skinner wrote: "There I found a girl performing the menial task of a servant, who it was plainly to be seen was a cut above the ordinary servant lass of those days.
He renamed himself Frank Skinner after a member of his father's dominoes team because Equity already had a Chris Collins on their books.