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Skew-back

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Skew-back (archit.) the course of masonry on the top of an abutment with a slope for the base of the arch to rest against
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Old Dut. schūwen (Dut. schuwen); Ger. scheuen, to shun; cf. Shy.

Usage

In literature:

Lavinia looked at that apparition, that owl-eyed phantom, in plaid skirt and stiff shirtwaist, with hair skewed back and no powder on her nose.
"Humorous Ghost Stories" by Dorothy Scarborough
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In news:

Solid Double Back Iron Skewed the Data.
Thankfully, yesterday's lunch at Skew —a brand-new, fast-casual Asian joint near DU—tells me I'll be back.
"10 Million Dollar Big Foot Bounty," backed by Lloyd's of London, gets a 10-episode order on the male-skewing network.
If Romney responds to the Mother Jones story by backing off from his basic argument that far too many Americans are dependent upon the government and that this dependency skews their votes, he will weaken his campaign enormously.
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In science:

This construction, when restricted to Nichols algebras of diagonal type, gives a generalization for the construction of skew-derivations dates back to N.D.
On defining ideals and differential algebras of Nichols algebras
Tingley, Random skew plane partitions with a piecewise periodic back wal l, Annales Henri Poincare (2011), arXiv:0912.3968 [math-ph]. A.
Asymptotics of Random Lozenge Tilings via Gelfand-Tsetlin Schemes
Historically, a discussion for the origin of skew distribution that appears in sociological, biological, and economic phenomena goes back to the Simon’s stochastic model .
Combinatorial and approximative analyses in a spatially random division process
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