skimming

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

skimming

  1. Present participle of skim.

Noun[edit]

skimming (plural skimmings)

  1. Something skimmed from a surface etc.
    aluminium skimmings
    sorghum syrup skimmings
  2. A motion or action that skims.
    • Oliver Sacks, Awakenings
      I was forced, too, to wonder if my previous world-views had not been too pallid, too superficial, and altogether too 'rational' — mere skimmings or skatings on the surface of reality []