Webster 1913 Edition
skinn; akin to Sw.
The external membranous integument of an animal.
☞ 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.
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.
A vessel made of skin, used for holding liquids. See“Skins of wine.”
The bark or husk of a plant or fruit; the exterior coat of fruits and plants.
That part of a sail, when furled, which remains on the outside and covers the whole.
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.
the friction, or resistance, caused by the tendency of water to adhere to the immersed surface (skin) of a vessel.–
a small portion of skin used in the process of grafting. See–
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.–
wool taken from dead sheep.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To strip off the skin or hide of; to flay; to peel;
To cover with skin, or as with skin; hence, to cover superficially.
It will but
skinand film the ulcerous place.
To strip of money or property; to cheat.
To become covered with skin;
as, a wound.
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.]
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The natural covering of animal bodies, consisting of the cuticle or scarf-skin, the rete mucosum, and the cutis or hide. The cuticle is very thin and insensible; the cutis is thicker and very sensible.
2.A hide; a pelt; the skin of an animal separated from the body, whether green, dry or tanned.
3.The body; the person; in ludicrous language
4.The bark or husk of a plant; the exterior coat of fruits and plants.
1.To strip off the skin or hide; to flay; to peel.
2.To cover with skin.
3.to cover superficially.