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skimming

[skim-ing] /ˈskɪm ɪŋ/
noun
1.
Usually, skimmings. something that is removed by skimming.
2.
skimmings, Metallurgy, dross.
3.
Slang. the practice of concealing gambling or other profits so as to avoid paying taxes, commissions, etc.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English skemmyng. See skim, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for skimmings

skimmings

/ˈskɪmɪŋz/
plural noun
1.
material that is skimmed off a liquid
2.
the froth containing concentrated ore removed during a flotation process
3.
slag, scum, or impurities removed from molten metals
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