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skirt

abattoir term for diaphragm.
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We skirted the lonely little lake called the Daubensee, and presently passed close by a glacier on the right-- a thing like a great river frozen solid in its flow and broken square off like a wall at its mouth.
Tom skirted the block, and came round into a muddy alley that led by the back of his aunt's cow- stable.
She skirted round the point and calculated her distance to the nicety of a hair-breadth.