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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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Skim milk extender was also found efficient to conserve quality of ram semen at liquid storage compared to sodium citrate, Bioxcell(r) and Tris extenders (Kulaksiz et al.
Don't try to be funny by attempting to skim a massively inappropriate stone.
Snow Brand reused milk from the 70 bags to make powdered skim milk on April 10, the officials said.
Even without "fat free" labeling or other enhancements, skim milk volume was up 8 percent in 1996, compared with a 1.
Only in the late 1980s did American consumption of skim and low-fat milk surpass that of whole milk.
Business owners typically skim cash revenues to avoid payment of income taxes.
It seems that heavy rocks don't skim as well as lighter ones.
Success of such products as Skim Deluxe, marketed by Kroger Co.
To skim, these insects flap their wings as if to fly, but they never lift off.
But these dinosaurs are being elbowed aside by a new generation of cheeses that use skim milk and gums to slash the fat--in some cases down to zero.
On a winter day it's hard to resist a cup of cocoa--and if made with skim milk, it can be low in fat as well as nutritious.
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.