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skitter

verb

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to move quickly and lightly along a surface
  • Dry leaves skittered over the sidewalk.
  • Mice skittered across the floor.

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The first known use of skitter was in 1845

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“Skitter.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/skitter. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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