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  • n  a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid
    there was a thin skim of oil on the water
  • n  reading or glancing through quickly
  • v  travel on the surface of water
  • v  move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of
  • v  examine hastily
  • v  cause to skip over a surface
  • v  coat (a liquid) with a layer
  • v  remove from the surface
    skim cream from the surface of milk
  • v  read superficially
  • s  used of milk and milk products from which the cream has been removed
    yogurt made with skim milk
    she can drink skimmed milk but should avoid butter

  • The five were charged with helping to skim some $2 million from the Stardust and Fremont casinos.
  • Jukebox and pinball purveyors not only offered kickbacks but showed the new management how to skim off profits.
  • Dehydration of fresh skim milk is done in one of two ways: 1) spraying the milk into hot air chambers; 2) drying it in thin films on heated rollers.
News & Articles

  • Sangre Chronicle > Red River > (video) Pond skim closes out Red River Ski Area season
    Red River Ski Area closed out the 2012-13 ski season with its annual pond skim on March 14, 2013. People watching in the first row were soaked by the water splashing at them as skiers and boarders hydroplaned through the man-made feature.
    June 21, 2013 - Sangre de Christo Chronicle
  • Skim Bash surges, expands to Belmar
    By KENNY WALTER Staff Writer BELMAR — Competitive skim boarders will ride the wave of the sport’s increasing popularity to Belmar, as the annual Skim Bash competition is expanding to a second location. read more
    June 18, 2013 - The Hub
  • Killer Testifies At 'Whitey' Bulger Trial About Jai Alai Murders
    Connecticut connection made in mob case One of James "Whitey" Bulger's closest associates implicated the crime boss Tuesday in a string of murders connected to their gang's failed effort to skim hundreds of thousands of dollars from the gambling businesses once operated by the World Jai Alai company in Florida and Connecticut.        
    June 18, 2013 - Hartford Courant

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