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

  Skew \Skew\, a.
     Turned or twisted to one side; situated obliquely; skewed; --
     chiefly used in technical phrases.
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     Skew arch, an oblique arch. See under Oblique.
  
     Skew back. (Civil Engin.)
     (a) The course of masonry, the stone, or the iron plate,
         having an inclined face, which forms the abutment for the
         voussoirs of a segmental arch.
     (b) A plate, cap, or shoe, having an inclined face to receive
         the nut of a diagonal brace, rod, or the end of an
         inclined strut, in a truss or frame.
  
     Skew bridge. See under Bridge, n.
  
     Skew curve (Geom.), a curve of double curvature, or a
        twisted curve. See Plane curve, under Curve.
  
     Skew gearing, or Skew bevel gearing (Mach.), toothed
        gearing, generally resembling bevel gearing, for
        connecting two shafts that are neither parallel nor
        intersecting, and in which the teeth slant across the
        faces of the gears.
  
     Skew surface (Geom.), a ruled surface such that in general
        two successive generating straight lines do not intersect;
        a warped surface; as, the helicoid is a skew surface.
  
     Skew symmetrical determinant (Alg.), a determinant in which
        the elements in each column of the matrix are equal to the
        elements of the corresponding row of the matrix with the
        signs changed, as in (1), below.
        [1913 Webster] (1) 0 2 -3-2 0 53 -5 0 (2) 4 -1 71 8 -2-7 2
        1
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     Note: This requires that the numbers in the diagonal from the
           upper left to lower right corner be zeros. A like
           determinant in which the numbers in the diagonal are
           not zeros is a skew determinant, as in (2), above.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Skew \Skew\, adv. [Cf. D. scheef. Dan. ski?v, Sw. skef, Icel.
     skeifr, G. schief, also E. shy, a. & v. i.]
     Awry; obliquely; askew.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Skew \Skew\, v. t. [See Skew, adv.]
     1. To shape or form in an oblique way; to cause to take an
        oblique position.
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     2. To throw or hurl obliquely.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Skew \Skew\, n. (Arch.)
     A stone at the foot of the slope of a gable, the offset of a
     buttress, or the like, cut with a sloping surface and with a
     check to receive the coping stones and retain them in place.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Skew \Skew\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Skewed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Skewing.]
     1. To walk obliquely; to go sidling; to lie or move
        obliquely.
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              Child, you must walk straight, without skewing.
                                                    --L'Estrange.
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     2. To start aside; to shy, as a horse. [Prov. Eng.]
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     3. To look obliquely; to squint; hence, to look slightingly
        or suspiciously. --Beau. & Fl.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  skew
      adj 1: having an oblique or slanting direction or position; "the
             picture was skew" [syn: skew, skewed]
      v 1: turn or place at an angle; "the lines on the sheet of paper
           are skewed" [ant: adjust, align, aline, line up]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  147 Moby Thesaurus words for "skew":
     aberrancy, aberration, agee, agee-jawed, angle, angle off, askance,
     askant, askew, askewgee, asquint, asymmetric, awry, bear off, bend,
     bent, bias, branching off, catawampous, catawamptious,
     circuitousness, cockeyed, corner, crook, crooked, curve,
     declination, deflect, deflected, deflective, departure, detour,
     deviance, deviancy, deviate, deviation, deviousness, diffract,
     diffracted, diffractive, diffuse, diffused, digression, dip,
     disbalance, discursion, disequilibrate, disparate, disperse,
     dispersed, disproportionate, distort, distorted, divagate,
     divagation, divarication, diverge, divergence, diversion, divert,
     dogleg, double, drift, drifting, edge, errantry, excursion,
     excursus, exorbitation, flectional, flexed, go crabwise,
     go sideways, goggle, hairpin, ill-matched, ill-sorted, inadequate,
     indirection, inflective, insufficient, irregular, lateral,
     lateralize, look asquint, lurch, make leeway, mismatched, oblique,
     obliquity, odd, out of proportion, overbalance, pererration, pull,
     rambling, refract, refracted, refractile, refractive, refrangible,
     scatter, scattered, sheer, shift, shifting, shifting course,
     shifting path, sideslip, sidestep, sidle, skew-jawed, skewed, skid,
     slant, slaunchways, slide, slip, slue, squinch, squint,
     squint the eye, squinting, straying, sway, sweep, swerve, swerving,
     swinging, tack, throw off balance, turn, turning, twist, unbalance,
     unequal, uneven, upset, variation, veer, wamper-jawed, wandering,
     warp, wry, yaw, yaw-ways, zigzag
  
  

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