sklent

verb
\ˈsklent\
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of sklent 

intransitive verb

1 chiefly Scottish : to glance sideways : look askance

2 chiefly Scottish : to cast aspersions

transitive verb

Scottish : to direct sideways : slant

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History and Etymology for sklent

Middle English sclenten to strike obliquely, alteration of slenten

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