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skip

1
the captain of a curling or bowls team

skip

2
a college servant, esp of Trinity College, Dublin

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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.
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Similar to the Crane Index, which indicates levels of construction activity by the number of cranes dominating the skylines, the Skip Score measures the number of skips on public roads across England and Wales.
Empty skips attract neighborhood trash just as surely as flies get attracted to the trash itself.
I could have been a lightweight world champion boxer, basing this premise on the fact that all boxers skip.
Skips put on the road need a permit and if it is not collected, the council has the powers to have it removed.
Meanwhile, skip companies will have less business and may have to lay off staff or close down altogether.
Our own 'mystery shopping' confirms directly that there are plenty of skip firms willing to provide skips placed on the highway with the right safety features.
Roddy Currie, prosecuting, said firms must apply for a pounds 17 permit to place a skip on a highway to make sure it is properly placed.
The stereotypical image of a building site might not make 'tidy' the first word to spring to mind, but when it comes to piling skips with plasterboard for recycling, the Castleoak teams understand how the environmental and financial savings stack up.
A NEWLYWED couple were left with eight tons of rubble and strife after they claim a skip firm dumped household waste on their path after a dispute.
The skip company had previously been warned and issued with information about the placement of skips but had failed to comply.
He said: "It makes perfect sense for skips to be lit at night to avoid accidents, but the lights that have been used historically are costly, easily damaged and crude in design.
Skip is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Janice A.