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NASA scientists envision them one day skittering across the surface of Mars.

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Like so many other deeply religious young men obsessed with fighting an ideological war, his mind was skittering.

It was a shame that Devore kept him skittering round on little picayunish jobs—running errands, that was really what it was.

Before he could recover himself and renew his assault, the window of the cabin had gone up with a skittering slam.

A little jerk of my rod sent the bait skittering over the water, for all the world like a live flying-fish.

Skittering images of her zipped through his mind, only to be shoved aside.

He kept this up for a quarter of an hour, then made a rush up the pool, and a sidelong skittering leap on the surface.


On this page you'll find 38 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to skittering, such as: tiptoe, flit, scamper, bound, ricochet, and lope.

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