Skimmerton
Skimmerton \Skim"mer*ton\, n. See {Skimmington}. [1913 Webster]

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  • skimmerton — /skim euhr teuhn/, n. Chiefly Hudson Valley. shivaree (def. 1). Also, skimmelton /skim euhl teuhn/. [cf., in Britain, skimmington, skim(m)iting a similar rural custom intended to ridicule an unfaithful or abusive husband or wife, orig., an effigy …   Universalium

  • skimmerton — skim·mer·ton …   English syllables

  • skimmerton — noun see skimmelton * * * /skim euhr teuhn/, n. Chiefly Hudson Valley. shivaree (def. 1). Also, skimmelton /skim euhl teuhn/. [cf., in Britain, skimmington, skim(m)iting a similar rural custom intended to ridicule an unfaithful or abusive husband …   Useful english dictionary

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