Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A yacht-built boat used on the Florida coast, of flat-iron model, cat- or sloop-rigged, and very wet.

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  • “Are you not afeard, Mrs. Deans,” said the dairy-vestal, addressing Jeanie, who sat, not in the most comfortable state of mind, by the side of Archibald, who himself managed the helm. — “are you not afeard of these wild men with their naked knees, and of this nut-shell of a thing, that seems bobbing up and down like a skimming-dish in a milk-pail?”

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • That unshaken patriot still appears in the same kind of scratch perriwig, skimming-dish hat, and slit sleeve, which were worn five-and-twenty years ago, and has invariably persisted in this garb, in defiance of all the revolutions of the mode.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • Put in as much rennet as will turn it, and cover it over; let it stand till completely turned, then strike the curd down several times with the skimming-dish, and let it separate, still covering it.

    Young's Demonstrative Translation of Scientific Secrets

  • The submarine chaser is a light-draught, high-powered, skimming-dish type of husky motorboat, mounting rapid-fire, 3 or 4-inch guns.

    Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights

  • As soon as the curd has formed, put a cloth over the bottom of a large shallow vat, and, taking the curd up with a skimming-dish, place it in the vat and wrap the cloth over it.

    The Lady's Country Companion: or, How to Enjoy a Country Life Rationally

  • ` ` Are you not afeard, Mrs. Deans, '' said the dairy-vestal, addressing Jeanie, who sat, not in the most comfortable state of mind, by the side of Archibald, who himself managed the helm. --- ` ` are you not afeard of these wild men with their naked knees, and of this nut-shell of a thing, that seems bobbing up and down like a skimming-dish in a milk-pail? ''

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Jeanie, who sat, not in the most comfortable state of mind, by the side of Archibald, who himself managed the helm. -- "are you not afeard of these wild men with their naked knees, and of this nut-shell of a thing, that seems bobbing up and down like a skimming-dish in a milk-pail?"

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Complete

  • To take the Clouts the more conveniently, you hold a back of a Ladle or skimming-dish against the further side of the Clout, that it may not slide away when the Latton slice shuffeth it on the other side to get under it, and so the Clout will mingle together or dubble up, which makes it the thicker, and the more graceful.

    The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened

  • "I was once almost within gun-shot of that infernal Yankee skimming-dish, just as night came on.

    The Old Merchant Marine; A chronicle of American ships and sailors

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