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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XII).
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(Wyndskew,) Windskew(e, -skeu, n. [Wynd n.1 and Skew n.1 Also in the later dial., a smoke deflector in a chimney (SND Wind n.1 2).]

a. The stone coping of a gable, = Skew n. 1. Cf. windo-skew (Wyndo(w n. 4 b (6)). b. Appar. = Halland n.a. 1586 Edinb. D. Guild Acc. 257a.
For … takin in of the scaffaldis and mending of the windskeus
1624 Huntar Weights & Measures 55.
The owners … knowing the length and breadth of everie … roofe or rin-roofe, storme-window, ape-house, easinges, and wind-skewes, and all other pieces of work
1677 Glasgow B. Rec. III 244.
Housses … on being inflamed is reddie to inflame ane uther especiallie being contiguously joyned and reared wp of timber and daill boardis without so much as their windskew of stone
1682 Ellon Presb. 231.
Ane ston hous … thrie rooms in length al upright in thack and roap; windskews; one chimney head of stone and two of timber
1692 Glasgow B. Rec. IV 44.
Building the said gavell with the foir front of the said house with sufficient broached ston work and with pratches on the street, and leaveing the windskew at the south neuk of the said gavell unclosed up
b. 1652 Glasgow B. Rec. II 233 (see Halland n. b).

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