Words and Phrases
skailed

“skailed”

Meaning:

  • spilled
  • scattered
  • spread

Alternative spelling/meaning:

skailt

In Literature:

Excerpt from Donegore Hill by James Orr

Owre braes, an’ bogs, the patriots seek their sections;
arms, ammunition, bread-bags, brogues, lye skail’d in a’ directions

Excerpt from The Passengers by James Orr

Sae, w’ our best rags on our back,
we mix’t amang the Yankies an’ skail’t that day


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