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Related to skirting around: take into account, at first, roughshod, liven up, follow up with, lined up

skirt

1. a frieze or circular flap, as round the base of a hovercraft
2. the flaps on a saddle that protect a rider's legs
3. NZ the lower part of a sheep's fleece

skirt

[skərt]
(aerospace engineering)
(building construction)

skirt, skirting

1. Same as baseboard.
2. An apron, 6.

skirt

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skirt
i. The lower portion of a parachute canopy.
ii. The extension of the lower portion of the cylinder of a reciprocating engine below the cylinder base flange into the crankcase. This reduces the overall diameter of the engine; aids lubrication of the cylinders; and permits a more uniform control of the used oil scraper ring, a larger crankcase diameter, and a good seal between the cylinder hold-down flange and the crankcase.
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The rain seems to be skirting around us a little bit as both we and Fairyhouse seem to be missing the rain other parts of Ireland have got over the last few days.
After skirting around each other for what seems like ages, this week they finally give in to their emotions and get back together.
But fashion experts aren't skirting around the issue and have insisted that less is definitely more.
Slight took defeat on the chin and said: "There's no skirting around the fact, I just didn't have the package this weekend.
Rather than skirting around the serious images involved, we help children to address them head-on.
The Old Firm are skirting around some important issues.