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skiv·er 1

 (skī′vər)
n.
1. One, such as a cutting tool, that pares or skives.
2. A soft thin leather split off the outside of sheepskin and used for bookbinding.

[From skive.]

skiv·er 2

 (skī′vər)
n. Chiefly British Slang
A person who avoids work or duty.

[From skive.]

skiver

(ˈskaɪvə)
n
1. (Tanning) the tanned outer layer split from a skin
2. (Tanning) a person, tool, or machine that skives

skiver

(ˈskaɪvə)
n
informal Brit a person who persistently avoids work or responsibility
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skiver

noun (Brit. informal) slacker, loafer, idler, do-nothing, piker (Austral. & N.Z. slang), dodger, shirker, bludger (Austral. & N.Z. informal), gold brick (U.S. slang), scrimshanker (Brit. military slang) He was a skiver and a thief.
Translations

skiver

[ˈskaɪvəʳ] N (Brit) → gandul(a) m/f

skiver

[ˈskaɪvər] n (British)tire-au-flanc mf

skiver

n (Brit inf) → fauler Bruder (inf), → faule Schwester (inf)

skiver

[ˈskaɪvəʳ] n (fam) → lavativo/a, scansafatiche m/f inv
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"It's a really big deal," says Kay Van Skiver, who along with her husband Wade has been part of the club for about six years.
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Owner Guy Skiver strives on accurately repairing cars and being able to offer dealer quality services without being the dealer and without the high prices that the dealer charges.
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"The postcards leveraged the natural beauty of the area," says Andy Skiver, president of The Skiver Group, an Irvine, Calif., advertising agency hired by Newland Communities to market the project through the developer's Vancouver, Wash., office.