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 Sky-rakers,Skylark. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Skye (Isle of)
 
means the isle of gaps or indentations (Celtic, skyb, a gap). Hence also the Skibbereen of Cork, which is Skyb-bohreen, the byway gap, a pass in a mountain to the sea.   1
 


 Sky-rakers,Skylark. 

 
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