/ (ˈskɪmɪŋz) /
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material that is skimmed off a liquid
the froth containing concentrated ore removed during a flotation process
slag, scum, or impurities removed from molten metals
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How to use skimmings in a sentence
An inferior sort of rum is fabricated from molasses, mixed with the skimmings and washings of the sugar pans.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
The slight tension in Maurices voice and look yielded to her swallow-like darts and skimmings; over deep waters perhaps.Paths of Judgement|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
All such remnants and skimmings should be clarified about twice a week, by boiling them all together in water.The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)|Mrs. F.L. Gillette
The molasses and skimmings were sent for, sale to Batavia, where one distillery might buy the produce of a hundred estates.
Mr. Alcott's little diary gives us some of the best skimmings of that time of yeast.