Origin of skimming
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The skimmings off the top of the saucepans, while a piece of meat is boiling, will also do capitally for light puddings.
This method of disposing of the skimmings was suggested by Mr. Parkinson.
She was too bad-tempered, and as mean as second skimmings besides.Chronicles of Avonlea
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Skimmings comprise the matters separated from the cane juice during the processes of defecation and evaporation.
The first operation is to clarify the mixture of molasses and skimmings previous to fermenting it.
- 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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