Skim coat
Skim Skim, a. Contraction of {Skimming} and {Skimmed}. [1913 Webster]

{Skim coat}, the final or finishing coat of plaster.

{Skim colter}, a colter for paring off the surface of land.

{Skim milk}, skimmed milk; milk from which the cream has been taken. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • skim coat — noun : finishing coat 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • skim — [skim] vt. skimmed, skimming [ME skimen, prob. akin to SCUM] 1. a) to clear (a liquid) of floating matter b) to remove (floating matter) from a liquid 2. to coat or cover with a thin layer [a pond skimmed with ice] …   English World dictionary

  • Skim — Skim, a. Contraction of {Skimming} and {Skimmed}. [1913 Webster] {Skim coat}, the final or finishing coat of plaster. {Skim colter}, a colter for paring off the surface of land. {Skim milk}, skimmed milk; milk from which the cream has been taken …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skim colter — Skim Skim, a. Contraction of {Skimming} and {Skimmed}. [1913 Webster] {Skim coat}, the final or finishing coat of plaster. {Skim colter}, a colter for paring off the surface of land. {Skim milk}, skimmed milk; milk from which the cream has been… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skim milk — Skim Skim, a. Contraction of {Skimming} and {Skimmed}. [1913 Webster] {Skim coat}, the final or finishing coat of plaster. {Skim colter}, a colter for paring off the surface of land. {Skim milk}, skimmed milk; milk from which the cream has been… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skim — Skim, v. i. 1. To pass lightly; to glide along in an even, smooth course; to glide along near the surface. [1913 Webster] Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o er the unbending corn, and skims along the main. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • skim — I. verb (skimmed; skimming) Etymology: Middle English skymmen, skemen, probably from Anglo French escumer, from escume foam, scum, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch schum scum more at scum Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to clear… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • skim — v 1. cream, despumate; take up, remove, take off, scoop off or up. 2. glide, move over lightly, fly, skate, slide, coast. 3. brush, touch, scrape, graze, shave. 4. skip, throw, bounce, ricochet. 5. scan, glance at, read quickly, flip through the… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Drywall — For the musical group, see Drywall (musical project). Vertically hung drywall with joint compound. Drywall, also known as plasterboard, wallboard or gypsum board is a panel made of gypsum plaster pressed between two thick sheets of paper. It is… …   Wikipedia

  • Decorative concrete — Stamped Concrete in various patterns, highlighted with acid stain) Decorative concrete is the use of concrete as not simply a utilitarian medium for construction but as an aesthetic enhancement to a structure, while still serving its function as… …   Wikipedia

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