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    skimming the air

    Hercules, whose life was one long combat against preposterous monsters, is always said to have had his home in the city of Thebes. The exact spot where Aphrodite was born of the foam could be visited by any ancient tourist; it was just offshore from the island of Cythera. The winged steed Pegasus, after skimming the air all day, went every night to a comfortable stable in Corinth. A familiar local habitation gave reality to all the mythical beings.
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    skim /skɪm/ vb (skims, skimming, skimmed)

    • (transitive) to remove floating material from the surface of (a liquid), as with a spoon: to skim milk
    • to glide smoothly or lightly over (a surface)
    • (transitive) to throw (something) in a path over a surface, so as to bounce or ricochet: to skim stones over water
    • when intr, usually followed by through: to read (a book) in a superficial or cursory manner

    Hi,
    The blue word "skimming" refers to definition #2, yes? (gliding in the sky)


    Thank you

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    Re: skimming the air

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    skim /skɪm/ vb (skims, skimming, skimmed)

    • (transitive) to remove floating material from the surface of (a liquid), as with a spoon: to skim milk
    • to glide smoothly or lightly over (a surface)
    • (transitive) to throw (something) in a path over a surface, so as to bounce or ricochet: to skim stones over water
    • when intr, usually followed by through: to read (a book) in a superficial or cursory manner

    Hi,
    The blue word "skimming" refers to definition #2, yes? (gliding in the sky)


    Thank you
    Yes.

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