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skell

 (skĕl)
n. Slang
A homeless person who lives as a derelict.

[Origin unknown.]

skell

(skɛl)
n
slang US a homeless person

skell

(skɛl)

n. Slang.
a homeless person who lives on the streets.
[1950–55; perhaps shortening of skeleton]
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Snowdrop displays are a legacy left by Earl de Grey who planted the flowers along the banks of the River Skell when he owned the estate during the 19th century.
4 million investment Ripon Flood Alleviation Scheme on the Rivers Ure, Skell and Laver which includes the Laver Dam.
Passing two seats on the river bank we turn left with the River Skell on our right hand.
Bachelor (BA), and the Dome (DO) in the Deschutes National Forest (DNF); Llao Rock with two populations, Llao East (LE) and Llao West (LW), Grotto Cove (GR), Skell Head (SK), Cloud Cap with two populations, Cloud Cap North (CN) and Cloud Cap South (CS), and Dutton Ridge (DU) in Crater Lake National Park (CLNP), Oregon; and Shastina Cone (SH) in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest (STNF), California (Fig.
By dawn, Llao was driven back underground; Skell honored the victory by filling the massive caldera with water, creating Oregon's Crater Lake.
Survivors include his life companion, Mary Lee Sinnamon; four children, Deborah Skell and Victoria Skell Cerf, both of Eugene, Jeffrey Skell of Westborough, Mass.
From Gateshead Mr Gaitthose skell sent a message to his supporters at the House.
Being raised in a Catholic family and Polish on top of it, food is huge," said Cathy Skell (left), explaining how she and daughter Kristin Steede, both members of St.
National Academy of Sciences member Philip Skell, who acknowledges that "evolution is an important theory and students need to know about it, but scientific journals now document many scientific problems and criticisms of evolutionary theory and students need to know about these as well.
The place sits in the valley of the Ure and the Skell as if hiding from view, and even the cathedral tower seems to have ducked down to avoid being seen.
The grey and haunting ruins that stand in the valley of Skell are remnants of an age when monks virtually ruled the wool trade.
In 1970, having married Barbara Dewhurst, he moved to Pennsylvania State University where, with Phil Skell, he worked on the chemistry of atomic carbon and helped to pioneer the metal vapour cocondensation method as a viable synthetic technique.