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Embarking on a lengthy trip will oft begin with me.
High on majestic mountain tops with snow I'll often be.

Your house and home will need my touch when hurricanes are nigh.
And if it's damaged by the storm, you'll see me stopping by.

I might show up without your leave upon the open sea.
Your penalty in hockey might just be because of me.

If you are staying here a while, I'll gladly cook for you.
And if you have me at your school, I'll sleep there with you, too.

Sometimes I like to skate, and I can pull a mean airwalk.
When I get wet it will be torture getting me to talk.

Pray, tell me who I am and who this verse shows me to be.
Each line is something different, but they all refer to me.

A successful answer will explain each line, as well as the title.

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Answer..

BOARDING ("Boring with A D")

Embarking on a lengthy trip will oft begin with me.

Boarding a ship/plane

High on majestic mountain tops with snow I'll often be.

Snowboard

Your house and home will need my touch when hurricanes are nigh.

Board up Windows for protection

And if it's damaged by the storm, you'll see me stopping by.

Boarding (as in drywalling)

I might show up without your leave upon the open sea.

Boarding a boat (like pirates)

Your penalty in hockey might just be because of me.

Boarding in ice hockey is a penalty called when an offending player pushes, trips..

If you are staying here a while, I'll gladly cook for you.

Boarding house

And if you have me at your school, I'll sleep there with you, too.

Boarding school

Sometimes I like to skate, and I can pull a mean airwalk.

Skateboard

When I get wet it will be torture getting me to talk.

Waterboarding (torture)

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  • $\begingroup$ +1 Looks like the title also fits. Hint: take away the 'd'. $\endgroup$ – hexomino Oct 31 '17 at 17:17
  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to Puzzling.SE :D $\endgroup$ – ABcDexter Oct 31 '17 at 17:20
  • $\begingroup$ Bore, noun: "A person whose talk or behaviour is dull" $\endgroup$ – Coomie Nov 1 '17 at 4:03
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You are a...

DOG!

Embarking on a lengthy trip will oft begin with me.

Em"bark"ing

High on majestic mountain tops with snow I'll often be.

Usually, (St. Bernard) dogs are used for help in cold skiing areas

Your house and home will need my touch when hurricanes are nigh.

You were a hurricane at one point in time: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Dog_(1950)

And if it's damaged by the storm, you'll see me stopping by.

You will call for help if your 'owner' needs your assistance.

I might show up without your leave upon the open sea.

You sometimes

Your penalty in hockey might just be because of me.

DOG is shortened as Delay of game, known as a hockey term.

If you are staying here a while, I'll gladly cook for you.

Don't laugh, it does exist: https://www.youtube.com/user/cookingwithdog

And if you have me at your school, I'll sleep there with you, too.

You do sleep when in comfy areas

Sometimes I like to skate, and I can pull a mean airwalk.

to skate or 2 steak? Pull airwalk or pull meanly when walking?

When I get wet it will be torture getting me to talk.

You like to clean/dry yourself first before getting your owners attention.

Pray, tell me who I am and who this verse shows me to be. Each line is something different, but they all refer to me.

You, a dog!

Title:

Dull with a dog; a dull dog skin is most likely a dog with a skin that does not have enough nutrition

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  • $\begingroup$ Valiant effort, but you seem to have missed the wordplay tag! (And some of those answers are quite a stretch...) $\endgroup$ – GentlePurpleRain Oct 31 '17 at 16:02
  • $\begingroup$ I like dogs and they should be the right answer whenever possible. $\endgroup$ – Dr t Nov 15 '17 at 18:26

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