skim

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  • You could go down head or feet first and skim across the water.
  • The round-up must have just skimmed the top off this range last spring. Cited from Lonesome Land, by B. M. Bower
  • In another moment she was skimming down the river bank toward the boy. Cited from Round Anvil Rock, by Nancy Huston Banks
  • They try to skim through by doing just as little work as possible. Cited from Fifty-Two Story Talks To Boys And Girls, by Howard J. Chidley
  • I raised my head a little, and skimmed the water with my eye. Cited from The Writings of John Burroughs, John Burroughs
  • It hit the side of the wall and went skimming over his head. Cited from The Boy Allies On the Firing Line, by Clair Wallace Hayes
  • I can do no more than skim over his career, and make out a feature here and there. Cited from Brann The Iconoclast, William Cowper Brann
  • Now, why did I send it skimming out of the window like that? Cited from Trapped by Malays, by George Manville Fenn
  • This never looks blue, nor skims half so much, as the other way. Cited from English Housewifery Exemplified, by Elizabeth Moxon
  • And it is not young people alone who are given to this skimming process. Cited from Observations of a Retired Veteran,Henry C. Tinsley
  • Set in a very cold place until morning, when skim off all the fat. Cited from Miss Parloa's New Cook Book, by Maria Parloa
  • Finally he skimmed a poem about a lady who turned into a bird. Cited from Huntingtower, John Buchan
  • God, man, do you think you are going to work a revolution on skim milk? Cited from Prester John, by John Buchan
  • Three big boats were skimming down the harbour like great white sea-birds. Cited from Rainbow Valley, by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • The father was silent a minute or two, while he skimmed through the article. Cited from The Jungle Fugitives, by Edward S. Ellis
  • They were now within ten feet of the earth, skimming forward. Cited from Tom Swift And His Wireless Message, V. Appleton #6
  • He skimmed through several picture-papers that were lying about, and then took up a novel. Cited from The Hunt Ball Mystery, by William Magnay
  • He passed me at speed, hardly feeling the earth he skimmed, and seeing nothing on either hand. Cited from The Worlds Greatest Books, Vol II, Ed. by Arthur Mee & J. A. Hammerton
  • Yet that thing behind us was skimming along too fast to be anything else save a motor-boat. Cited from Chauffeur and the Chaperon, by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • So close to their heads did he skim in his desire to show off, that he almost came too low. Cited from The Girl Aviators' Sky Cruise, by Margaret Burnham
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Meaning of skim

  • noun A thin layer covering the surface of a liquid
    there was a thin skim of oil on the water
  • noun Reading or glancing through quickly
  • verb Cause to skip over a surface
    Skip a stone across the pond
  • verb Coat (a liquid) with a layer
  • verb Remove from the surface
    skim cream from the surface of milk
  • verb Read superficially