[ noun ] (zoology) a natural protective covering of the body; site of the sense of touch
"your skin is the largest organ of your body"
Used in print(Mr. America, 4:6...)
Used in several sets of high reps once or twice each_week it will not be long before your entire upper leg takes_on a razor-sharp definition in which the muscles look_like wire cables writhing and twisting under the skin !(Howard Fast, April Morning....)
Under the trees , there was a dead redcoat , a young boy with a pasty white skin and a face full of pimples , who had taken a rifle_ball directly between the eyes .(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)
his quill drawings had a scratchiness , suggesting skin texture ; the clay he used plastically to suggest soft moving flesh , as in an abdomen , in a reclining torso ; the wax he smoothed_over to give the body surface an elastic pull .(W. H. Gass, "The Pedersen Kid," in The...)
That 's what he needs , something warm to his skin , do n't he '' ?
The skin on his neck was tight .
connective_tissue body_covering scalp prepuce prepuce skin_graft thick_skin investment buff hangnail dewlap animal_skin integumentary_system wrinkle epidermis sweat_gland freckle pore sebaceous_gland scab macule dermis free_nerve_ending pacinian_corpuscle whitehead blackhead liver_spot skin_cell melanin
[ noun ] (botany,zoology) the tissue forming the hard outer layer of e.g. a fruit
Used in print(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)
It is roughly shaped like a large pear , and when properly ripened , its dark green skin covers a meaty , melon like pulp that has about the consistency of a ripe Bartlett_pear , but oily .
And unlike other fruits , one cannot eat the skin of the avocado .
It is thick , much like an egg_plant 's skin , so that poison sprays , if they are used , present no hazard to the consumer .
[ noun ] an outer surface (usually thin)
"the skin of an airplane"
Used in print(J. F. Vedder, "Micrometeorites", in Francis S. J...)
There is a difference in the experimental arrangement , in_that the U.S. microphones are attached directly to the vehicle skin while the Russian instruments are isolated from the skin .
There is a difference in the experimental arrangement , in_that the U.S. microphones are attached directly to the vehicle skin while the Russian instruments are isolated from the skin .(John Cheever, "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow,"...)
The boundless blue_air was stretched over the zenith like the skin of a drum .
[ noun ] (zoology) body covering of a living animal
Used in print(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)
Measurements of skins are of little value ; every snake hide is noticeably longer than its carcass and intentional stretching presents no difficulty to the unscrupulous explorer .(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)
Black strips of skin hung from it .(Octavia Waldo, A Cup of the Sun....)
Above the tongue , an aged yellow eye , sallow and time-cast , encrusted within a sphere of marbleized pink skin , stared unfalteringly at him .
[ noun ] a person's skin regarded as their life
"he tried to save his skin"
Used in print(R. F. Shaw, "The `Private Eye`"...)
Now the detective must save his own skin by informing on the girl he loves , who is also the real murderer .