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  1. Usually skimmings. something that is removed by skimming.
  2. skimmings, Metallurgy. dross.
  3. Slang. the practice of concealing gambling or other profits so as to avoid paying taxes, commissions, etc.
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Origin of skimming

First recorded in 1400–50, skimming is from the late Middle English word skemmyng. See skim, -ing1
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pl n
  1. material that is skimmed off a liquid
  2. the froth containing concentrated ore removed during a flotation process
  3. slag, scum, or impurities removed from molten metals
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