Definitions of Skene

  1. See Skean.

Usage examples for Skene

  1. His dirk was lying not far off, and his skene dhu close by his hand. – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  2. At last they came down, and embarked peaceably, having obtained formal articles of capitulation, signed by Sir Adolphus Oughton, commander in chief, General Skene, deputy commander, the Duke of Buccleugh, and the Earl of Dunmore, which quieted them. – The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by James Boswell
  3. Even scholars like Mr. Skene, Mr. Elton, and Sir John Rhys, though inclined to weigh these passages by the light of ethnographic research, throw something like doubt upon the exact extent to which they may be taken as evidence. – Folklore as an Historical Science by George Laurence Gomme
  4. Alexander Skene, Thomas Broughton, and James Kinloch, members of the former council, being now left out of the new appointment, were disgusted, and joined the people. – An Historical Account Of The Rise And Progress Of The Colonies Of South Carolina And Georgia, Volume 1 by Alexander Hewatt
  5. Mr M'Combie of Easter Skene's farm- manager has great merit by his indefatigable exertions in bringing up the Easter Skene stock to its high position. – Cattle and Cattle-breeders by William M'Combie