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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A thin porridge or soup (usually oatmeal and water flavored with meat).

Usage examples (35)
  • "skilly" is a fluid concoction of three quarts of oatmeal stirred into three buckets and a half of hot water.
  • Breakfast at 6: 00 A.M. might be bread and a gruel called "skilly" made with oatmeal or moldy meat.
  • 'skilly' includes all the indelicacies of the season, with champagne,
  • The skilly dame came in with her clouts and washes. for more
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