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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).
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SKINGER, n., v. Also skindr-, skenger-. [′skɪŋər]

I. n. A thin layer or spread of some substance, as butter, lime, clothing, manure, meal, snow (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928), Sh. 1970).

II. v. Only in vbl.n. skin(n)(d)rin, skengerin, id., a small quantity, a morsel (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl., skengerin, Sh. 1970).Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928):
To spread de hay lek a skindrin or in a skindrin.

[Deriv. and vbl.n. form from Norw., Dan. skinn, skind, a skin, surface covering.]

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