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 Skains-mate or Skeins-mate.Skedad’dle. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Skald.
 
An old Norse poet, whose aim was to celebrate living warriors or their ancestors; hence they were attached to courts. Few complete Skaldic poems have survived, but a multitude of fragments exist.   1
 


 Skains-mate or Skeins-mate.Skedad’dle. 

 
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