skerrick


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skerrick

(ˈskɛrɪk)
n
US and Austral and NZ a small fragment or amount (esp in the phrase not a skerrick)
[C20: northern English dialect, probably of Scandinavian origin]
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Calling for a life sentence, Crown Prosecutor Mark Tedeschi said Marsh was "a risk to those who come in contact with him" and had "not demonstrated the slightest skerrick of remorse or contrition".
If there is one skerrick of evidence we will investigate Australian players.
We stayed till our faces felt hot, then we adjusted our hats and sunnies and travelled back in the glorious manner in which we had come, the harbour sights to see, all over again, with not a skerrick of boredom to spoil the journey.
With nary a skerrick of evidence we are told that "fascism and communism were centrally involved in the birth and development of Islamism".
I have assumed that Jeff's absorption in Trotsky was a form of intellectual escapism, as not a skerrick of his behaviour then or later revealed the slightest trait of Trotskyism.
According to a write-up in New Zealand's Waikato Times, the allegations of spot-fixing that hang over Pakistan mean they are an international sporting presence without a skerrick of credibility at present and any participation here this summer will simply take place under a massive black cloud of suspicion, unless the ICC are able to verify claims and swiftly apply sanctions.