Swive vs Skive - What's the difference?

swive | skive |


As verbs the difference between swive and skive

is that swive is to copulate with (a woman) while skive is to pare or shave off the rough or thick parts of (hides or leather).

As a noun skive is

the iron lap used by diamond polishers in finishing the facets of the gem.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

swive

English

Verb

(swiv)
  • To copulate with (a woman).
  • * c.1674 , John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, A Satyr on Charles II
  • 'Tis sure the sauciest prick that e'er did swive
  • * 2005 , Sophia B. Johnson, Risk Everything :
  • “You were in such heat to swive me, you tore the clothes from your body.”
  • * 2008 , Sarah McKerrigan, Lady Danger :
  • He didn't intend to swive her here in the tiltyard, did he? Surely he was not so heathen as that.
  • * 2009 , Bernard Cornwell, Gallows Thief :
  • His mother was a holy damned fool and swiving her was like rogering a prayerful mouse, and the bloody fool thinks he's taken after her, but he hasn't.
  • (dialectal) To cut a crop in a sweeping or rambling manner, hence to reap; cut for harvest.
  • * 1815 , Walter Davies, Board of Agriculture, Agricultural Surveys: pts. 1-2. South Wales (1815) , page 426
  • The cradled scythes of the Vale of Towey were scarcely known in the Vale of Teivy; and the swiving method of reaping wheat in the latter, was as little known in the former ...
  • * 1815 , Walter Davies, Board of Agriculture, General view of the agriculture and domestic economy of South Wales, Volume 1 , page 425
  • Swiving is a method first adopted apparently in Cardiganshire ...
  • * 1905 , Joseph Wright, English Dialect Dictionary , page 893
  • swive' ... to cut grain or beans with a broad hook; to mow with a reaping-hook ... "swiver": a reaper who "' swives " the grain
  • * 1929 , Mary Gladys Meredith Webb, Precious Bane
  • We started swiving , that is reaping, at the beginning of August-month, and we left the stooks [stalks] standing in the fields ...
  • * 1955 , Ceredigion Historical Society, Ceredigion: Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Association - Volumes 2-3 , page 160
  • Moreover, according to Walter Davies "swiving " was a method of reaping first adopted in Cardiganshire.

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    skive

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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 , page 93
  • Thus, American diamond cutters would talk of a skive (after Dutch schijf ), where their British colleagues would say disk or wheel.

    Verb

    (skiv)
  • 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.

    Derived terms

    * skiver

    Noun

  • a disc (UK) or disk (US)
  • a washer (small disc with a hole in the middle )
  • a slice (e.g. slice of bread )
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