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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Skinners.
 
A predatory band in the American Revolutionary War which roamed over the neutral ground robbing and fleecing those who refused to take the oath of fidelity. (See ECORCHEURS.)   1
 


 Skinflint.Skirt. 

 
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