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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.
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At IHS electric heaters, Skip and Mike will continue to work side by side.
One skip owner told the Cyprus Mail the situation spelt doom for their businesses as the new prices would be prohibitive for most people.
Berry concluded: "The increase in the price of skips and diesel have come at a bad time for the UK's builders.
A nurse came in and said, "Look Skip, it's good that you're feeling more positive, and you're actually nice to be around now, but you need to accept that you won't walk again." But I just kept saying my mantra and asking to be taken out of my traction machine.' Eventually, after hours of pestering, the nurse called Skip's parents.
Now this may not be an option for you, but if you want to save space in your skip, or just don't fancy a drive to the dump, you can call a scrap person to pick it up.
Watch a video of the skip being emptied on the street at...
Recently, it has been reported that Ski-interacting protein (SKIP) interacts with Smad2,3 to enhance TGF-[beta]-dependent transcription, suggesting its regulatory role in cell growth and differentiation through the TGF-[beta] pathway [11].
There would be a "skip sequence" of integers [k.sub.1], [k.sub.2], ..., [k.sub.n]; the more natural the sequence the better.
Allowing members in good standing to skip a loan payment during the holiday season can provide them with an extra financial cushion to help cover their expenses.