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skiver

[′skī·vər]
(materials)
Thin, soft leather made from the grain side of a split sheepskin.
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"The overall vision, being on the farm, was to have the decorations be as earthy and natural as possible--to come from the land," Van Skiver says.
Another type pointed out by the expert is the worker bee, who is the first to arrive and last to leave the office, not to mention the skiver who only seems to be in at the most inconvenient time.
"Skivers", "shirkers", "scroungers", the workshy hiding behind curtains: that's who's being hit, or so we're told.
The Tories, who like to portray themselves as the party of hard-working families - that's the strivers, not the skivers - were successful last week in moves to limit rises in benefit payments to one per cent.
With both rebates, Skiver said, the company should be able to see a payback in four years.
"When we launched a new ad, we sent out a new postcard," says Skiver. This translated to prospects receiving the direct mail tickler about every three months.
This skiver is said to be the first that can utilize two winders and a slitter for skiving film rolls of two different widths simultaneously.
Those that don't can be easily modified by the handloader with a simple, tapered case skiver.
Publication: Simple Steps to E-mail Success, by Joy Van Skiver, offers realistic anecdotes and more than 50 examples of good and bad e-mail messages.
But two weeks off without a sick note is far too much - that sounds to me like a skiver's charter."
It is encouraging to find that businesses took the opportunity to trial flexible working practices and those that did found it far from being 'a skiver's paradise', their people were productive and motivated," The Daily Star quoted Charles Elvin, chief executive of ILM, as saying.
I'm worried that she's just a born skiver who's hoping I'll keep her in idleness.