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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Skim  \Skim\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Skimmed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Skimming}.]  [Cf.  Sw  skymma  to  darken.  [root]158.  See 
  1.  To  clear  (a  liquid)  from  scum  or  substance  floating  or 
  lying  thereon,  by  means  of  a  utensil  that  passes  just 
  beneath  the  surface;  as  to  skim  milk;  to  skim  broth. 
  2.  To  take  off  by  skimming;  as  to  skim  cream. 
  3.  To  pass  near  the  surface  of  to  brush  the  surface  of  to 
  glide  swiftly  along  the  surface  of 
  Homer  describes  Mercury  as  flinging  himself  from  the 
  top  of  Olympus,  and  skimming  the  surface  of  the 
  ocean.  --Hazlitt. 
  4.  Fig.:  To  read  or  examine  superficially  and  rapidly,  in 
  order  to  cull  the  principal  facts  or  thoughts;  as  to  skim 
  a  book  or  a  newspaper. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Skim  \Skim\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  pass  lightly;  to  glide  along  in  an  even  smooth  course; 
  to  glide  along  near  the  surface. 
  Not  so  when  swift  Camilla  scours  the  plain,  Flies 
  o'er  the  unbending  corn,  and  skims  along  the  main. 
  2.  To  hasten  along  with  superficial  attention. 
  They  skim  over  a  science  in  a  very  superficial 
  survey.  --I.  Watts. 
  3.  To  put  on  the  finishing  coat  of  plaster. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Skim  \Skim\,  a. 
  Contraction  of  {Skimming}  and  {Skimmed}. 
  {Skim  coat},  the  final  or  finishing  coat  of  plaster. 
  {Skim  colter},  a  colter  for  paring  off  the  surface  of  land. 
  {Skim  milk},  skimmed  milk;  milk  from  which  the  cream  has  been 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  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"  [syn:  {skimmed}] 
  n  :  reading  or  glancing  through  quickly  [syn:  {skimming}] 
  v  1:  travel  on  the  surface  of  water  [syn:  {plane}] 
  2:  move  or  pass  swiftly  and  lightly  over  the  surface  of  [syn:  {skim 
  3:  examine  hastily  [syn:  {scan},  {rake},  {glance  over},  {run 
  4:  cause  to  skip  over  a  surface:  "Skip  a  stone  across  the  pond" 
  [syn:  {skip},  {skitter}] 
  5:  coat  with  a  layer;  of  liquids 
  6:  remove  from  the  surface;  "skim  cream  from  the  surface  of 
  milk"  [syn:  {skim  off},  {cream  off},  {cream}] 
  7:  read  superficially  [syn:  {skim  over}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    A  {Scheme}  implementation  with  {packages}  and  other 
  enhancements,  by  Alain  Deutsch  et  al  France. 

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