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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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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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This was not about promoting women, there are still more public school boys than skirts around the cabinet table.
We are aware that a minority had some concerns about a proposed section of the route through Denbigh Cemetery and we have listened to their comments and developed a more sympathetic route which skirts around the edge.
But while it delves into Cho's complicated and long-standing mental health problems, it skirts around the obvious: if it's possible to purchase two hand-guns and 400 rounds of ammunition despite being ruled mentally ill and a danger to oneself by a court, as Cho had, then what do you expect?