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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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The enriched skimmed milk diet did not boost weight gain or increase the levels of potentially harmful blood fats.
Iceland: [pounds sterling] 1 for four pints of whole, semi-skimmed and skimmed
Option Three: High-fibre breakfast cereal, skimmed milk, a peach.
Prior to casting, spent flux and its residuals must be completely skimmed off the melt.
So your daughters will get all the nourishment they need from skimmed milk.
Watch out, any skinny muffin (all under 400 calories) and a tall cappuccino with skimmed milk come in at just under 450 calories and that's just for a mid-morning snack.
But because Janet did not keep a schedule of the coins she skimmed, how could this be proved to a judge and jury?
Semi-skimmed and skimmed milk contain at least the same amount of protein, B vitamins, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium actornd zinc as full-fat milk, but less fat.
THE COMMITTEE on milk and milk products of world food standards body Codex Alimentarius is developing a new draft standard for blends of evaporated skimmed milk and vegetable fat.
A government mail-room employee skimmed more than $2 million in taxpayer refund checks that had been returned by the post office for bad addresses.
The new design has been applied to all fresh pasteurised whole, semi-skimmed, skimmed and homogenised milk in one pint Tetra Top cartons, as well as to long-life UHT milk packaging in Tetra Brik Aseptic Slim cartons fitted with ReCap for easy opening and closing.
But the agency's five-member Public Relations Committee barely skimmed those issues in its 90-minute meeting Tuesday night, a session that cost taxpayers more than $800 in stipends and fees, and one in which no official record was kept.