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  • v  avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
  • v  pass around or about; move along the border
  • v  form the edge of
  • v  extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
  • s  being all around the edges; enclosing
    the room's skirting board needs painting

  • Pro se defendants in highly politicized trials often succeed in slowing down the trial and skirting legal procedures because their very lack of expertise usually prompts judges to .
  • The Alaska governor could also face charges for conducting official state business using her personal, unarchived e-mail account (a crime); some critics accuse her of skirting .
  • Across these hot sands the first Turkic camel trains probed into the Middle Kingdom 2,000 years ago, laden with ivory and gold, skirting the forbidding Taklimakan desertthe name .
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  • Quoted: Chad Johnson's judge had just about enough of his nonsense
    The ex-NFL star was this close to skirting a domestic-violence charge for battering his reality star ex-wife Evelyn Lozada last year when he made the clownish gesture.
    June 11, 2013 - Washington Post
  • Hot hills to Durango
    I had sat through the afternoon presentation of the upcoming ride and geologists and hydrologists talked about the upcoming route and the physiological provinces we will be riding through. We are in the Colorado Plateau Province while skirting Southern Rocky Mountains Province. Needless to say we climbed through areas with bands of red red rock [...]
    June 10, 2013 - Denver Post
  • Andrea chugs toward Florida's Big Bend
    High winds and soaking rain fell across much of Florida as Tropical Storm Andrea neared the swampy, sparsely populated Big Bend region Thursday afternoon. Tornado watches and sporadic warnings covered most of the state's peninsula, and forecasters warned of coastal flooding as the storm neared land. Andrea is projected to cross northern Florida and southern Georgia before skirting the Atlantic ...
    June 6, 2013 - KSAT San Antonio

  • Kevin McCarthy in Houston Chronicle
    It would include some pretty aggressive things such as cracking down on corporate CEOs who may be skirting the law when it comes to recruiting illegals,said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, D-Des Moines. "That's going to be one of the...
  • Michael Prue in 570 News
    At 0.1 per cent (growth), it seems to me that we are skirting with a recession,said NDP finance critic Michael Prue. "For us to go down one point and be in recession is eminently possible, and I think government saying it's all business as...
  • Troy Newman in Hays Daily News
    It vindicates what the pro-life movement has been saying for years -- that Planned Parenthood has been guilty of illegal abortions, illegal misrepresentation, falsifying records and skirting every possible law for their own benefit,Newman...

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