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Cover them with water, and stew it slowly for an hour, skimming it well.

Keep the lid close, except when you are skimming off the fat.

Keep the pan closely covered, except when you are skimming it.

Skim them well, and keep the kettle covered when you are not skimming.

Boil it slowly for two or three hours, skimming it carefully.

As the whey rises, dip it off with a saucer or a skimming dish.

Continue stirring until the jam is set, skimming frequently.

The sea-gulls are skimming about the brown sails of your boat.

The third one was skimming along just under the surface, difficult to see.

In an instant I had shot out of the eddies and was skimming down the sky.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c. (skimmer, the utensil, is attested from late 14c.), "to clear (a liquid) from matter floating on the surface, lift the scum from," from Old French escumer "remove scum," from escume (Modern French écume) "scum," from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German scum "scum," German Schaum; see scum). Meaning "to throw (a stone) so as to skip across the surface of (water) is from 1610s. Meaning "to move lightly and rapidly over the surface of" is from 1650s, from the motion involved in skimming liquid; that of "to glance over carelessly" (in reference to printed matter) recorded by 1799. Related: Skimmed; skimming.

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