Skive vs Kive - What's the difference?
As a noun skive
is the iron lap used by diamond polishers in finishing the facets of the gem.
As a verb skive
is to pare or shave off the rough or thick parts of (hides or leather).
As a pronoun kive is
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
The iron lap used by diamond polishers in finishing the facets of the gem.
* 2009 , Nicoline van der Sijs, Cookies, Coleslaw, and Stoops: The Influence of Dutch on the North American Languages ,
- Thus, American diamond cutters would talk of a skive (after Dutch schijf ), where their British colleagues would say disk or wheel.
To pare or shave off the rough or thick parts of (hides or leather).
(British) To avoid one's lessons or, sometimes, work. Chiefly at school or university.
* 2006 , The Economist,
Young offenders: Arrested development
- Truancies, rather bewilderingly, have risen among children on the programme; the government hopes this is because children skive more as they get older.
a disc (UK) or disk (US)
a washer (small disc with a hole in the middle )
a slice (e.g. slice of bread )