"skittering" in the verb sense
1. scurry, scamper, skitter, scuttle
to move about or proceed hurriedly
"so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground"
glide easily along a surface
3. skim, skip, skitter
cause to skip over a surface
"Skip a stone across the pond"
twitch the hook of a fishing line through or along the surface of water
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