skean

skean

 (skēn)
n.
A double-edged dagger formerly used in Ireland and Scotland.

[Middle English skene, from Irish Gaelic scian, from Old Irish scían; see skei- in Indo-European roots.]

skean

(skiːn)
n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a kind of double-edged dagger formerly used in Ireland and Scotland
[from Irish and Scottish Gaelic scian]

skean

(skin, ˈski ən)

n.
a knife or dagger.
[1520–30; < Scottish Gaelic sgian or Irish scian]
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He now lives and dresses as Andy the Highlander, complete with plaid, Highland bonnet, a brace of flintlock pistols, skean dhu, Brown Bess musket and, of course, a trusty claymore.
Western intelligence suggested that the missile was designed to use a variant of the RD-216 liquid-propellant rocket motor originally developed for the Russian SS-5 Skean missile.
Whoever stumps up the cash for West Skean Island will get to choose to live in one of four recently renovated traditional stone cottages.
Rather than being a night of the long knives, Mr Kennedy described it as being the "the night of long skean dhus", referring to the ceremonial daggers worn as part of traditional Highland dress While he said his problem with alcohol had been "resolved", rumours about his drinking continued - most recently with some questioning his condition when he appeared on the BBC's Question Time programme in March this year.
Skean, 2005), the current intervention was composed of a combination of supportive and insight-oriented elements.
The SS-5 Skean was NATO's name for the Soviet R-14 IRBM capable of reaching San Francisco from its western Cuban platforms.
Margaret, 41, who also makes key rings and sheaths for Skean Dhus, said she decided to restart the family business after discovering there was a growing market for the old Scottish belt.
Judd WS, Skean Jr JD (1991) Taxonomic studies in Miconieae (Melastoamtaceae).
The kilted one glowered at me with that withering 'another bloody Sassenach' stare, but resisted slitting my throat with his skean dhu.
However there is no sign of the kilt being accompanied by bagpipes, haggis, skean dhus or the work of Robbie Burns.
Skean dhus have been banned from a festival to mark next year's 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn under health and safety rules.