skim·ming | \ˈski-miŋ \

Definition of skimming 

: that which is skimmed from a liquid

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Introduced in 1977, Harpoon could fly to ranges of 67 miles at sea-skimming altitudes, cruising just above the waves to decrease radar detection range. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Navy's New AI Missile Sinks Ships the Smart Way," 25 Feb. 2016 The Duchess of Sussex, for example, wore a deeply romantic toile du jouy/floral hybrid from Oscar de la Renta for another royal wedding, while over in Paris Naomi Campbell was futuristic fabulous in Iris van Herpen’s reflective, body skimming dress. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "10 Best Dressed: Week of June 25, 2018," 25 June 2018 In 1983, a Kansas City grand jury handed down the indictments in a related casino skimming investigation that took down leading gangsters in Chicago, Milwaukee and Cleveland. Ian Cummings, Robert A. Cronkleton And Matt Campbell, kansascity, "Demolished hotel played part in Kansas City mob history, 1970s Las Vegas casino case," 24 June 2018 Constantin Denis Hornea, 23; his wife Maria Lazar, 19; and his brother Ludemis Hornea, 21, pleaded guilty in December to a host of racketeering and skimming charges, according to the US Attorney’s office in Boston. Alana Levene,, "Family sentenced to prison for ATM skimming," 15 May 2018 And while the main dress—a simple floor-skimming piece with a prim, high collar—captured attention over the weekend, Jones looked even more like an English rose in bloom today at London City airport with her new husband. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Newlywed Felicity Jones Steps Out in the Perfect Honeymoon Dress," 2 July 2018 Alexandre Kawamura then put the skimming devices on drive-up ATMs at Eastern Bank branches in Saugus, Medford, Stoneham, and Malden, according to the statement. Alana Levene,, "Brazilian woman pleads guilty in ATM scam, will be deported," 26 June 2018 Al Horford drew the assignment most of the time, and the veteran, who was drafted when Simmons was 10 years old, placidly glided under all picks and screens like a dolphin skimming just below the surface of the Sixers’ offense. Bob Ford,, "Sixers show they can beat Celtics in Boston, even though they haven't | Bob Ford," 4 May 2018 Many skimming devices have Bluetooth technology to transmit stolen card information electronically. Erika Butler, The Aegis, "Skimming devices becoming more advanced police in Harford say," 27 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of skimming

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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