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 Skedad’dle.Skel’eton. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Skeggs.
 
Miss Carolina Wilhelmi’na Amelia Skeggs. A pretender to gentility who boasts of her aristocratic connections, but is atrociously vulgar, and complains of being “all of a muck of sweat.” (Goldsmith: Vicar of Wakefield.)   1
 


 Skedad’dle.Skel’eton. 

 
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