from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A colorless glucoside, C15H16O8, contained in Skimmia Japonica. It crystallizes in needles and melts at 210° C.


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  • She comes skimmin through rays of violet, she can wade in a drop of dew

    I photographed the early magnolias...

  • But in honour of Talk Like a Pirate Day, I be readin' well, skimmin' Map of the Ancient Sea Kings.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • Got his jotters for skimmin 'even mair than the other thievin' wee wanks that work for him.

    A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away

  • On we went and up once more, turnin 'with a dizzy swoop and skimmin' past her, back towards where we started from.

    Torchy, Private Sec.

  • Rowley drops the potatoes, and in another minute we're neck-deep in the science of makin 'an ore puddin', doin 'stunts with the steam, skimmin' dividends off the pot, and coinin 'the slag into dollars.

    Torchy, Private Sec.

  • "He's as sour as a skimmin 'of last week's milk," she whispered.

    Keziah Coffin

  • Here you are, skimmin 'along through the country, glancin' at things sort of casual, same's you do from a Pullman window, but not takin 'any int'rest in the scenery except in a general way, only wonderin' now and then how it is people happen to live in places so far away.

    Odd Numbers Being Further Chronicles of Shorty McCabe

  • Anyway, the machine gives a groan and a jerk and we begins skimmin 'along the asphalt at double speed.

    Odd Numbers Being Further Chronicles of Shorty McCabe

  • Denboro, nice hard macadam, the mare -- her name was Celia, but Jonadab had re-christened her Bay Queen after a boat he used to own -- skimmin 'along at a smooth, easy gait, when, lo and behold you! we rounds a turn and there ahead of us is a light, rubber-tired wagon with a man and woman on the seat of it.

    The Depot Master

  • We went through the village like a couple of shootin 'stars, Tobias about a length ahead, his hat blowed off, his hair -- what little he's got -- streamin' out behind, and that blessed red buzz wagon of his fairly skimmin 'the hummocks and jumpin' the smooth places.

    The Depot Master

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