skelf

Related to skelf: splinter

skelf

(skɛlf)
n
1. a splinter of wood, esp when embedded accidentally in the skin
2. a thin or diminutive person
[from Scottish; see shelf]
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Maybe I'll be such a wee skelf of a thing by then that I'll slip through his fingers.
Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson made the announcement at the Crags Community Sports Centre and Skelf Bikepark in Edinburgh where he met staff and young people involved with the community groups.
LIGHT EWES Cheviot PS82 Springwells, PS70 Crossdykes & Balgray Hill, PS67 Ysgubor & Skelf Hill, PS65 Priesthaugh & Pityot.
Brave Jenny Davis finished her race with a skelf in her bum after getting back up following a nasty fall.
Justice Secretary Michael Matheson made the announcement at the Crags community sports centre and Skelf bike park in Edinburgh, who are getting a PS63,586 funding boost.
An Austrian prince probably got a skelf in his backside on an overpriced gondola ride.
We've got helmets and elbow pads too so the worst injury they should get is a skelf in the bum.
THEY called her The Skelf when she was growing up but Monika Wiktorowicz has risen above the teasing to be crowned the girl with the longest legs in Scotland.
Their tummies were swollen, including Kayia's, but when she died, she was like a skelf.
Later that day, we were presented with wee Mikey, a veritable skelf of a Pomeranian.