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Skew / Skewputt

- (Scottish) the sloping tabling which caps a gable and is upstanding above the plane of the roof. The skew end is the larger, usually square bottom stone of a skew, which holds the sloping stones in place. The skew end does not project over the wallhead, unlike a skewputt (also commonly referred to as a kneeler, less commonly as a clubstone or footstone), which does, and is usually moulded or carved. Where slates or tiles butt up against the skew, they were usually covered by a mortar fillet, which now tend to be replaced by flashings, to prevent water ingress.