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Different Uses of Peruse

A caller was taught that peruse means to examine closely and carefully, but increasingly hears people use it to mean skim quickly. This is part of a complete episode.

sausage boom

sausage boom  n.— «The absorbent pads and a double sausage boom skim what fuel oil contamination finds its way to the surface.» —“Cleanup OK may be near” by Bradford L. Miner Worcester Telegram &...