skimmings

skimmings

(ˈskɪmɪŋz)
pl n
1. material that is skimmed off a liquid
2. (Metallurgy) the froth containing concentrated ore removed during a flotation process
3. (Metallurgy) slag, scum, or impurities removed from molten metals
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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.
In this way Clare persistently wooed her in undertones like that of the purling milk--at the cow's side, at skimmings, at butter-makings, at cheese-makings, among broody poultry, and among farrowing pigs--as no milkmaid was ever wooed before by such a man.
Clare had resolved never to kiss her until he had obtained her promise; but somehow, as Tess stood there in her prettily tucked-up milking gown, her hair carelessly heaped upon her head till there should be leisure to arrange it when skimming and milking were done, he broke his resolve, and brought his lips to her cheek for one moment.
When skimming was done--which, as the milk diminished with the approach of autumn, was a lessening process day by day--Retty and the rest went out.
Lynde says that her father is a perfect old crank, and meaner than second skimmings.
Sean Skimmings slapped and punched Danielle Jones after he'd gone to her house to demand to see messages on her mobile phone, laughing in her face when she tried to defend herself.
At one point Skimmings, 24, threatened to slit her throat and Ms Jones believed he was going to kill her.
Skimmings was jailed for 18 months at Mold Crown Court yesterday for what the judge called "a sustained, prolonged and sadistic attack".
David Mark Skimmings, 31,of Wyndham Gardens,Wrexham, faces a charge of violent disorder following disturbances on the council estate during Monday,June 23.
Judge Rogers granted Skimmings bail on condition he lives at his home and stays indoors at night.