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 for skitter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Skitter \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.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Skitter \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.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  skitter
      v 1: to move about or proceed hurriedly; "so terrified by the
           extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to
           higher ground" [syn: scurry, scamper, skitter,
           scuttle]
      2: glide easily along a surface
      3: cause to skip over a surface; "Skip a stone across the pond"
         [syn: skim, skip, skitter]
      4: twitch the hook of a fishing line through or along the
         surface of water

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