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skip

1
the captain of a curling or bowls team

skip

2
a college servant, esp of Trinity College, Dublin

Skip

 

a box-shaped device that moves along the rigid guide rails of a hoist; the box unloads automatically. Skips are used for transporting useful minerals or rocks through vertical or inclined mine shafts, for hoisting and loading the charge into blast furnaces, and for similar operations. The principal components of a skip are the body, the frame, and the trailer. Skips are unloaded either through the bottom or by dumping.

skip

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(computer science)
In fixed-instruction-length digital computers, to bypass or ignore one or more instructions in an otherwise sequential process.
A device on a card punch that causes columns on a punch in fields where no punching is desired to move rapidly past the punching station.
Action of a computer printer that moves rapidly over a line so that a blank line appears in the printout.
(mechanical engineering)

holiday, skip

1. A small area on a painted surface which the brush skipped over, leaving it bare.
2. An area on a built-up roof surface which the mop (used to coat the surface) skipped over, leaving it uncovered by bitumen.

skip

1. An area in planed or sanded lumber or panels which was missed by the machine during the surfacing operation; also called planing skip, sanding skip.
2. An uncoated area in a finished painted surface; also called a holiday.
References in classic literature ?
I skips along out towards t'other end o' de house to see what's gwine on, en stops by de ole winder on de side towards Pudd'nhead Wilson's house dat ain't got no sash in it-- but dey ain't none of 'em got any sashes, for as dat's concerned-- en I stood dah in de dark en look out, en dar in the moonlight, right down under me 'uz one o' de twins a-cussin'--not much, but jist a-cussin' soft--it 'uz de brown one dat 'uz cussin,'
I could skip longer than that," she said when she stopped.
why, you can skip across a stubble-field like a deer
To everyone I would run with a greeting, and laugh, and giggle, and scamper about, and skip for very joy.
Fetching a sword stroke at him with all his force, he hit him fair upon the neck, and made his bull head skip six yards from his human body, which fell down flat upon the ground.
My Lady was too dignified to skip, but she laughed like the neighing of a horse, and waved her handkerchief above her head: it was clear to her very limited understanding that something very clever had been done, but what it was she had yet to learn.
I skip forty years," said the Baker, in tears, "And proceed without further remark To the day when you took me aboard of your ship To help you in hunting the Snark.
The black-tailed deer would bound up the ravines on their approach, and the bighorn would gaze fearlessly down upon them from some impending precipice, or skip playfully from rock to rock.
I was see him skip, und he took a big bough und thrash der sand till he haf made a great hole like a grave.
Can you remember those glorious days of fresh young manhood--how, when coming home along the moonlit road, we felt too full of life for sober walking, and had to spring and skip, and wave our arms, and shout till belated farmers' wives thought--and with good reason, too--that we were mad, and kept close to the hedge, while we stood and laughed aloud to see them scuttle off so fast and made their blood run cold with a wild parting whoop, and the tears came, we knew not why?
cried Robin to the Miller; whereupon he turned slowly, with the weight of the bag upon his shoulder, and looked at each in turn all bewildered, for though a good stout man his wits did not skip like roasting chestnuts.
Off we skip like the most heartless things in the world, which is what children are, but so attractive; and we have an entirely selfish time, and then when we have need of special attention we nobly return for it, confident that we shall be rewarded instead of smacked.