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Options are also taken from the LESS environment variable. Check if it has been set with echo "$LESS".
Those "skipping" lines are perfectly normal. Searching for some string is much faster than displaying each and every line on screen. Therefore if you search for a word, less will scan the file for that word and once it finds a line it will display only that page of lines where it found the word. If you scroll back using your terminal you will see those ...
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