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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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In March, Duterte also skipped the Asean-Australia Special Summit in Sydney to attend the Philippine Military Academy graduation In Baguio City.
The title of fastest skipper goes to Brit Albert Rayner, who skipped a rope 128 times in 10 seconds in Birmingham, in 1982.
4 : to fail to attend or do She skipped the meeting.
The fact that short words are skipped more often than long words could be due to either the length of the word or the processing ease of the word (many short words are high-frequency words or syntactic function words).
You could check it out by having a friend use it to see if the skipped beats are recorded.
Borrowers must also keep their loans current to be eligible for skipped payments.
In a recent study, Schlundt told 52 obese women--16 who ordinarily skipped breakfast and 36 who usually ate it--to eat a 1,200-calorie diet for 12 weeks.(9) Each was randomly assigned to either a breakfast or no-breakfast group.
Morning beta-TG levels averaged more than 2 1/2 times higher on the day the group skipped breakfast.
Men who skipped breakfast had a 27 percent higher risk of having a heart attack or dying prematurely due to the narrowing of the heart arteries (coronary heart disease).
The teachers skipped for one minute; Mrs Butler got 112, Miss McKinney got 71, Mrs Southerton got 128 and Mrs Richard got 122.
Students in pairs skipped for more than three hours for periods of five minutes each, before swapping to keep the skipping relay going.
PUPILS at Honley High School skipped to help save lives.