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Skimmer   /skˈɪmər/   Listen
Skimmer

noun
1.
A rapid superficial reader.
2.
A cooking utensil used to skim fat from the surface of liquids.
3.
A stiff hat made of straw with a flat crown.  Synonyms: boater, leghorn, Panama, Panama hat, sailor, straw hat.
4.
Gull-like seabird that flies along the surface of the water with an elongated lower mandible immersed to skim out food.






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"Skimmer" Quotes from Famous Books



... spoon. Beat until smooth. Have ready a deep pan of hot fat; add 3 (l.) tsps. of baking powder to the batter, mix thoroughly and drop by spoonfuls into the hot fat. When brown on one side turn and brown on the other; take out with a skimmer and serve very hot. Do not pierce with a fork as it allows the steam to escape ...
— Public School Domestic Science • Mrs. J. Hoodless



Words linked to "Skimmer" :   cooking utensil, straw hat, Rynchops, Panama, lid, reader, cookware, hat, skim, boater, genus Rynchops, chapeau, coastal diving bird



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