And I whipped off my straw hat and skimmed it across the room and it sailed right out the window and has never been seen since.
She was one of those insipid Englishwomen with skimmed milk in her veins, and she was perfectly content to be like that.
Usually a diligent observer, nonetheless Winslow skimmed over the episode in two sentences.
It is then boiled down to eliminate moisture and skimmed to get rid of the green juice.
I had seen the term listed in pregnancy books, but skimmed over it.
The milk, which has been allowed to curdle spontaneously, is skimmed and allowed to drain.
As Davy and I skimmed along over the snow, the day began to break.
Use the quantity of milk that will just fill the pan; skimmed milk with 1–2 tablespns.
Perhaps I have misunderstood him, though I have skimmed the whole with some care.
They skimmed over a dozen yards of ice and 54then slackened speed.
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.