A fairly specific word of limited application, it refers to the foreign matter (pine needles, leaf bits, bugs, poleen, etc.) that collects and floats in drinking water or soup or tea or coffee while you are camping. You strain or skim it off before you ingest the good stuff.
Tea's ready, hon! You'll have to skim the kife off yourself, but don't worry... it just adds extra vitamin K.
February 28, 2004