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skim·ming

 (skĭm′ĭng)
n.
1. A portion that has been skimmed from a liquid.
2. An embezzlement fraud in which the information on a credit card is copied, usually when the owner uses the card to make a purchase, and is then loaded onto a fake card to be used fraudulently.

skimming

(ˈskɪmɪŋ)
n
the act of not declaring income so as to avoid paying tax

skim•ming

(ˈskɪm ɪŋ)

n.
the practice of concealing income or profits so as to avoid paying taxes, fees, etc.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skimming - the act of removing floating material from the surface of a liquidskimming - the act of removing floating material from the surface of a liquid
remotion, removal - the act of removing; "he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy"
2.skimming - reading or glancing through quickly
reading - the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message; "his main reading was detective stories"; "suggestions for further reading"
3.skimming - failure to declare income in order to avoid paying taxes on it
larceny, stealing, theft, thievery, thieving - the act of taking something from someone unlawfully; "the thieving is awful at Kennedy International"
4.skimming - the act of brushing against while passing
touching, touch - the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"
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One day he happened to see a Swallow, which had appeared before its season, skimming along a pool and twittering gaily.
Milking was done betimes; and before the milking came the skimming, which began at a little past three.
In reality, she was a true balancelle, with two short masts raking forward and two curved yards, each as long as her hull; a true child of the Latin lake, with a spread of two enormous sails resembling the pointed wings on a sea-bird's slender body, and herself, like a bird indeed, skimming rather than sailing the seas.
I was not a hundred yards from her when the wind came again in a clap; she filled on the port tack and was off again, stooping and skimming like a swallow.
When the breeze came skimming the earth the sledge seemed to be lifted off the ground by its sails.
There was no danger in descending close to the lake, and the car was soon skimming its surface like a bird at the distance of only five feet.
and so saying, he seized a bucket and plunging it into one of the half jars took up three hens and a couple of geese, and said to Sancho, "Fall to, friend, and take the edge off your appetite with these skimmings until dinner-time comes.
I don't know of what sort I am," returned Sancho, "but I know very well I'll never get such elegant skimmings off Basilio's pots as these I have got off Camacho's;" and he showed him the bucketful of geese and hens, and seizing one began to eat with great gaiety and appetite, saying, "A fig for the accomplishments of Basilio
Pass judgment on your chivalries, senor," returned Sancho, "and don't set yourself up to judge of other men's fears or braveries, for I am as good a fearer of God as my neighbours; but leave me to despatch these skimmings, for all the rest is only idle talk that we shall be called to account for in the other world;" and so saying, he began a fresh attack on the bucket, with such a hearty appetite that he aroused Don Quixote's, who no doubt would have helped him had he not been prevented by what must be told farther on.
9 million through ATM skimming, was granted bail by the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday.
KARACHI: A district court on Monday sentenced two Chinese nationals to one-year sentence along with a fine of Rs50,000 each, for being involved in the automated teller machine (ATM) skimming scandal.
KARACHI: A district court sentenced two Chinese nationals to one-year imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs50,000 each over their involvement in automated teller machine (ATM) skimming here on Monday.