Skit"ter (?), v. t. [Cf. Skit, v. t.]

To move or pass (something) over a surface quickly so that it touches only at intervals; to skip.

The angler, standing in the bow, 'skitters' or skips the spoon over the surface.
James A. Henshall.

 

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Skit"ter, v. i.

To pass or glide lightly or with quick touches at intervals; to skip; to skim.

Some kinds of ducks in lighting strike the water with their tails first, and skitter along the surface for a feet before settling down.
T. Roosevelt.

 

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