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Skimming

1. The act of stealing a person's credit card information on an electronic device and transferring the information to a different card. It may occur during a normal business transaction. For example, if one uses a credit card to make a purchase, the person handling the card may surreptitiously swipe the card through another electronic device that copies the information contained on it. The skimmer then transfers the information to another card.

2. The act or practice of stealing a small amount of money from a company, especially over a long period of time, so that it adds up to a large amount. One example is a worker neglecting to ring up a sale and simply keeping the money. A more sophisticated example involves a banker stealing a few fractions of a cent each time a transaction occurs. Over time, this can add up to a great deal of money.
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Nevertheless, high precision parts still require skim cuts.
The officials also said they have discovered other bags of powdered skim milk with unknown production dates at a warehouse in Obihiro.
Jarlsberg Lite (the "J" is pronounced like a "Y") uses skim milk (and no gums) to get regular Swiss' eight grams of fat down to four.
Compared to when they drank regular skim milk, participants experienced an average 5 percent drop in cholesterol concentrations while drinking the immune milk and a 7 percent lowering of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol--the so-called bad cholesterol.
To make a Jell-O Pudding Snack, you'd start with one-third cup of skim milk, add 6 teaspoons of sugar, and top it off with 1 1/3 teaspoons of coconut and palm kernel oils--the most saturated fats available.
Robot skimmer tries to make it across a 90 foot pond at the Sno-Kona Pond Skim, one of 120 vying for a free trip to Hawaii and Kona Brewing Co.
For example, the long-standing subsidies paid out on making casein from skim milk and on the use of skim milk powder used to make animal feedstuffs have disappeared entirely.
The MSE 400 milk separator makes use of their 'soft-stream' process to reduce shearing forces and skim the product gently, to achieve optimum skimming efficiency.
Producer body Dairy OK has questioned the government's decision to restrict school milk to skim and semi-skimmed.
Tetra Pak Ltd, tel:0870 442 6000, have supplied leading territorial cheese producers, Joseph Heler Ltd of Nantwich, with equipment to provide self-sufficiency in skim milk and cream production.
Company Makes Splash with First-Ever International Organization for Female Skim Boarders, Acclaimed Documentary Film Debut and Interactive Web Portal Development
Participants may choose to use their skis, snowboards, snowblades or use a tube and try to skim across the surface of man-made Lake Goggle without taking the dreaded plunge," states Dick Barron, director of ski operations at Seven Springs.