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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).
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SKYUED, adj. Of a mixed, indeterminate colour, as of cloth in which the colours have run, or of a thundery sky (Ork. 1929 Marw.). [skjød] .

[Prob. the same word as †Eng. dial. skewed, of a horse: of a motley or spotted colour, of uncertain orig. Cf. skew-bald, id.]

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"Skyued adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 5 Feb 2023 <>



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