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Short Guide: Climate Change Adaptation for Traditional Buildings, published on 10 July 2017 by Historic Scotland, defines skew as: ‘The junction between a roof and masonry at gable ends.’
Short Guide, Fabric Improvements for Energy Efficiency in Traditional Buildings, published on 1 March 2013 by Historic Scotland, defines skew as a: ‘Scottish term for the coping stones that run along the top of a sloping gable.’
Short Guide, Maintaining Your Home, published, on 1 November 2014 by Historic Scotland, defines skew as: ‘sloping tabling, sometimes coped, finishing a gable which is upstanding from the plane of a roof.’
Skew can also mean something that is bias, or something that is out of alignment, ie it is not parallel or at 90 degrees.
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