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- v. move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of
- v. read superficially
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The skiff’s engine was pushed to full throttle, planing the boat to skim over the surface.
Letting the quill slip from his hands, he placed his fingertips on her mons and let his lips skim over the silky hair.
On the whole, as the Atlantic is so broad and deep, ought we not rather to esteem it a beneficent miracle that messages can arrive at all; that a little slip of paper will skim over all these weltering floods, and other inextricable confusions, and come at last, in the hand of the Twopenny Postman, safe to your lurking-place, like green leaf in the bill of Noah's Dove?
Never mind, the swift snow-shoes will make them skim over the snow crust like birds flying, and the merry sled-rides that brother Christian will give them will make up for all the trouble.
The halcyons skim over the water and are common every where.