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 for skirt
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Skirt \Skirt\, v. t.
     To be on the border; to live near the border, or extremity.
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           Savages . . . who skirt along our western frontiers.
                                                    --S. S. Smith.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Skirt \Skirt\, n. [OE. skyrt, of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. skyrta
     a shirt, Sw. sk["o]rt a skirt, skjorta a shirt. See Shirt.]
     1. The lower and loose part of a coat, dress, or other like
        garment; the part below the waist; as, the skirt of a
        coat, a dress, or a mantle.
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     2. A loose edging to any part of a dress. [Obs.]
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              A narrow lace, or a small skirt of ruffled linen,
              which runs along the upper part of the stays before,
              and crosses the breast, being a part of the tucker,
              is called the modesty piece.          --Addison.
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     3. Border; edge; margin; extreme part of anything "Here in
        the skirts of the forest." --Shak.
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     4. A petticoat.
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     5. The diaphragm, or midriff, in animals. --Dunglison.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Skirt \Skirt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Skirted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Skirting.]
     1. To cover with a skirt; to surround.
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              Skirted his loins and thighs with downy gold.
                                                    --Milton.
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     2. To border; to form the border or edge of; to run along the
        edge of; as, the plain was skirted by rows of trees. "When
        sundown skirts the moor." --Tennyson.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  skirt
      n 1: cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the
           waist
      2: a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and
         women
      3: (Fungi) a remnant of the partial veil that in mature
         mushrooms surrounds the stem like a collar [syn: annulus,
         skirt]
      4: informal terms for a (young) woman [syn: dame, doll,
         wench, skirt, chick, bird]
      v 1: avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing
           (duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue"; "she
           skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their
           responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"
           [syn: hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent,
           parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep]
      2: pass around or about; move along the border; "The boat
         skirted the coast"
      3: form the edge of
      4: extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest
         surrounds my property" [syn: surround, environ, ring,
         skirt, border]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  229 Moby Thesaurus words for "skirt":
     Jane, Mother Hubbard, adjoin, babe, baby, ballet skirt, bank,
     befringe, beg, biddy, bind, bird, bitch, board, border, bordure,
     bound, boundaries, bounds, bourns, brim, brink, broad, brow, brush,
     brush by, burke, bypass, caress, cheongsam, chick, chiton, circle,
     circuit, circuiteer, circulate, circumambulate, circumference,
     circummigrate, circumnavigate, circumscription, circumvent,
     close the circle, coast, cocktail dress, colleen, come full circle,
     come in contact, compass, confines, contact, coordinates,
     crinoline, culottes, cutie, cycle, dame, damoiselle, damsel,
     define, demoiselle, describe a circle, detour, dirndl, ditch,
     dodge, doll, double, dress, dresses, duck, edge, edges, elude,
     encircle, encompass, enframe, escape, evade, featheredge, filly,
     flange, flank, frail, frame, fringe, fringes, frock, full skirt,
     gal, get around, get away from, get out of, girdle,
     girdle the globe, girl, girlie, glance, go about, go around,
     go round, go the round, gown, grass skirt, graze, gyre, hedge,
     heifer, hem, hen, hit, hobble skirt, hoyden, ignore, impinge,
     jeune fille, jill, jumper, junior miss, jupe, kilt, kirtle, kiss,
     labellum, labium, labrum, lap, lass, lassie, ledge, limb, limbus,
     limitations, limits, line, lip, list, little missy, mademoiselle,
     maid, maiden, make a circuit, mantua, march, marches, marge,
     margin, marginate, maxiskirt, metes, metes and bounds, microskirt,
     midiskirt, miniskirt, minx, miss, missy, muu-muu, nudge, nymphet,
     orbit, osculate, outlines, outskirts, overdress, pale, pannier,
     parameters, peplum, perimeter, periphery, petticoat, piece,
     pinafore, purfle, purl, ragged edge, revolve, rim, romp, round,
     rub, sack, sari, sarong, schoolgirl, schoolmaid, schoolmiss,
     scrape, selvage, set off, shake, shake off, shave, sheath,
     shirtdress, shore, shuffle out of, side, sideline, sidestep,
     sideswipe, skim, skip, skirting, skirts, slip, slit skirt, spiral,
     squeak by, subdeb, subdebutante, subteen, subteener, surround,
     tea gown, teenybopper, tomato, tomboy, touch, trim, tutu, verge,
     verges, virgin, wench, wheel, young creature, young thing
  
  

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