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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Skin  \Skin\,  n.  [Icel.  skinn;  akin  to  Sw  skinn,  Dan.  skind,  AS 
  scinn,  G.  schined  to  skin.] 
  1.  (Anat.)  The  external  membranous  integument  of  an  animal. 
 
  Note:  In  man,  and  the  vertebrates  generally,  the  skin  consist 
  of  two  layers,  an  outer  nonsensitive  and  nonvascular 
  epidermis,  cuticle,  or  skarfskin,  composed  of  cells 
  which  are  constantly  growing  and  multiplying  in  the 
  deeper,  and  being  thrown  off  in  the  superficial, 
  layers;  and  an  inner  sensitive,  and  vascular  dermis, 
  cutis,  corium,  or  true  skin,  composed  mostly  of 
  connective  tissue. 
 
  2.  The  hide  of  an  animal,  separated  from  the  body,  whether 
  green,  dry,  or  tanned;  especially,  that  of  a  small  animal, 
  as  a  calf,  sheep,  or  goat. 
 
  3.  A  vessel  made  of  skin,  used  for  holding  liquids.  See 
  {Bottle},  1.  ``Skins  of  wine.''  --Tennyson. 
 
  4.  The  bark  or  husk  of  a  plant  or  fruit;  the  exterior  coat  of 
  fruits  and  plants. 
 
  5.  (Naut.) 
  a  That  part  of  a  sail,  when  furled,  which  remains  on  the 
  outside  and  covers  the  whole.  --Totten. 
  b  The  covering,  as  of  planking  or  iron  plates,  outside 
  the  framing,  forming  the  sides  and  bottom  of  a  vessel; 
  the  shell;  also  a  lining  inside  the  framing. 
 
  {Skin  friction},  {Skin  resistance}  (Naut.),  the  friction,  or 
  resistance,  caused  by  the  tendency  of  water  to  adhere  to 
  the  immersed  surface  (skin)  of  a  vessel. 
 
  {Skin  graft}  (Surg.),  a  small  portion  of  skin  used  in  the 
  process  of  grafting.  See  {Graft},  v.  t.,  2. 
 
  {Skin  moth}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  insect  which  destroys  the 
  prepared  skins  of  animals,  especially  the  larva  of 
  Dermestes  and  Anthrenus. 
 
  {Skin  of  the  teeth},  nothing,  or  next  to  nothing;  the  least 
  possible  hold  or  advantage.  --Job  xix.  20. 
 
  {Skin  wool},  wool  taken  from  dead  sheep. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Skin  \Skin\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Skinned};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Skinning}.] 
  1.  To  strip  off  the  skin  or  hide  of  to  flay;  to  peel;  as  to 
  skin  an  animal. 
 
  2.  To  cover  with  skin,  or  as  with  skin;  hence  to  cover 
  superficially. 
 
  It  will  but  skin  and  film  the  ulcerous  place 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  strip  of  money  or  property;  to  cheat.  [Slang] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Skin  \Skin\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  become  covered  with  skin;  as  a  wound  skins  over 
 
  2.  To  produce,  in  recitation,  examination,  etc.,  the  work  of 
  another  for  one's  own  or  to  use  in  such  exercise  cribs, 
  memeoranda,  etc.,  which  are  prohibited.  [College  Cant, 
  U.S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  skin 
  n  1:  a  natural  protective  covering  of  the  body;  site  of  the  sense 
  of  touch;  "your  skin  is  the  largest  organ  of  your  body" 
  [syn:  {tegument},  {cutis}] 
  2:  the  tissue  forming  the  hard  outer  layer  of  e.g.  a  fruit 
  [syn:  {rind}] 
  3:  an  outer  surface  (usually  thin);  "the  skin  of  an  airplane" 
  4:  body  covering  of  a  living  animal  [syn:  {hide},  {pelt}] 
  5:  a  person's  skin  regarded  as  their  life;  "he  tried  to  save 
  his  skin" 
  6:  a  container  for  liquids  that  is  made  from  the  skin  of  an 
  animal 
  v  1:  climb  awkwardly,  as  if  by  scrambling  [syn:  {clamber},  {scramble}, 
  {shin},  {shinny},  {struggle},  {sputter}] 
  2:  bruise,  cut,  or  injure  the  skin  or  the  surface  of  "The  boy 
  skinned  his  knee  when  he  fell"  [syn:  {scrape}] 
  3:  remove  the  bark  of  a  tree  [syn:  {bark}] 
  4:  strip  the  skin  off  (fruit,  for  example)  [syn:  {peel},  {pare}] 
  5:  strike  against  an  object,  as  of  one's  toe  or  foot  [syn:  {stub}, 
  {scrape},  {abrade}] 




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