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Skinner   /skˈɪnər/   Listen
Skinner

noun
1.
United States actor (1858-1942).  Synonym: Otis Skinner.
2.
United States actress noted for her one-woman shows (1901-1979).  Synonym: Cornelia Otis Skinner.
3.
United States psychologist and a leading proponent of behaviorism (1904-1990).  Synonyms: B. F. Skinner, Burrhus Frederic Skinner, Fred Skinner.
4.
A person who prepares or deals in animal skins.
5.
A worker who drives mules.  Synonyms: mule driver, mule skinner, muleteer.



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"Skinner" Quotes from Famous Books



... rustling of paper, the rustling of a dress, the noise of feet paddling about. "Oh! it is nice,—what did it cost?—who made it?" "I made the skirt, and Miss Skinner the body,—she charged me seven and six,—it's not dear, is it?—I'll hang it up, then the creases will come out." "Let's hang it up first." And then on a peg at the back of the door the dress was hung up, and for a moment, both women stood admiring ...
— My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III. - 1888 Edition • Anonymous

... we're ridin' the hills an' vales, readin' the milk white snow for tracks. An' we has success. One mornin' I comes up on two of the Brackenridge boys an' five more of the Chevy Chasers settin' on their hosses at the Skinner cross roads. Bob Crittenden's gone to turn me out, they says. Then they p'ints down to a handful of close-wove bresh an' stunted timber an' allows that this maraudin' cat-o-mount is hidin' thar; they ...
— Wolfville Nights • Alfred Lewis

... Malthus, Windus (wynd, Chapter XIII). In connection with Woodhouse it must be remembered that this name was given to the man who played the part of a "wild man of the woods" in processions and festivities. William Power, skinner, called "Wodehous," died in London in 1391. Of similar origin is Greenman. The tavern sign of the Green Man is sometimes explained as representing a forester in green, but it was probably at first equivalent to ...
— The Romance of Names • Ernest Weekley

... be depended upon when resolutely encountered. They are ill at ease in the European saddles, and have no confidence in the regulation swords when opposed to the trenchant edge of the native tulwars; while, on the other hand, the laurels earned by Skinner's, Hearsay's, and other well-known corps of irregular horse, might almost have induced the military authorities in India to follow the example of the Mahrattas, who never attempted to extend to their cavalry the European ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 343, May 1844 • Various

... being retarded by the disgust of the commons against the tolerating maxims of the court, met with obstructions this session from a quarrel between the two houses. Skinner, a rich merchant in London, having suffered some injuries from the East India Company, laid the matter by petition before the house of lords, by whom he was relieved in costs and damages to the amount of five thousand pounds. The commons voted, that the lords, in taking cognizance ...
— The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part F. - From Charles II. to James II. • David Hume

... also the murderer's revolver, with two barrels discharged and three still loaded. This weapon, although not of an ornamental character, was still a specimen of highly finished workmanship. It bore the name of one Stephens, 14 Skinner ...
— Monsieur Lecoq • Emile Gaboriau

... she pressed Another cup of coffee on the guest.— Or there was Johnty's special chum, perchance, Or Bud's, or both—each childish countenance Lit with a higher glow of youthful glee, To be together thus unbrokenly,— Jim Offutt, or Eck Skinner, or George Carr— The very nearest chums of Bud's these are,— So, very probably, one of the three, At least, is there with Bud, or ought to be. Like interchange the town-boys each had known— His playmate's dinner better than his own— Yet blest that he was ever made to stay At Almon ...
— A Child-World • James Whitcomb Riley

... Fortunately several of the best officers of the old command, who had escaped capture, were with it at the time that I took command, Captains Cantrill, Lea and Messick, and Lieutenants Welsh, Cunningham, Hunt, Hawkins, Hopkins, Skillman, Roody, Piper, Moore, Lucas, Skinner, Crump and several others equally as gallant and good, and there were some excellent officers who had joined the command just after General Morgan's return from prison. The staff department was ably filled by the ...
— History of Morgan's Cavalry • Basil W. Duke

... I am very much obliged to you for your letter and the enclosure from Mr. Skinner. Mr. Skinner says he 'thinks Mr. Stevenson must be a very kind man'; he little knows me. But I am very sure of one thing, that you are a very kind woman. I envy you - my amanuensis being called away, I continue in my own hand, or what is left of ...
— Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson - Volume 2 • Robert Louis Stevenson



Words linked to "Skinner" :   role player, skilled workman, player, manual laborer, actress, actor, psychologist, laborer, skin, thespian, labourer, jack, skilled worker, histrion, trained worker



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