Definitions of skins

  1. The pelts of small animals, as of sheep, goats, or seals.

Quotes of skins

  1. My family would be supportive if I said I wanted to be a Martian, wear only banana skins make love to ashtrays, and eat tree bark. – Casey Affleck
  2. These people were well dressed in skins had some guns, but armed generally with bows and arrows and such other instruments of war as are common among the Indians of the Missouri. – William Henry Ashley
  3. An Indian's dress of deer skins which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up. – George Catlin
  4. A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don't know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox's or bear's, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there. – Meister Eckhart
  5. There wouldn't be half as much fun in the world if it weren't for children and men, and there ain't a mite of difference between them under the skins – Ellen Glasgow
  6. You philosophers are lucky men. You write on paper and paper is patient. Unfortunate Empress that I am, I write on the susceptible skins of living beings. – Catherine the Great
  7. Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the color of men's skins emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact. – Lyndon B. Johnson
  8. I live in my house as I live inside my skin: I know more beautiful, more ample, more sturdy and more picturesque skins but it would seem to me unnatural to exchange them for mine. – Primo Levi
  9. The statesman shears the sheep; the politician skins them. – Austin O'Malley
  10. What an occupation! To sit and flay your fellow men and then offer their skins for sale and expect them to buy them. – August Strindberg
  11. In an online community, there's this kind of social economy between the community members. Some people have status because they make cool skins or that's a good website that's visited a lot, but there's no real gameplay there. – Will Wright

Usage examples for skins

  1. While the skins were drying, Chew- chew had time for other work. – The Later Cave-Men by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  2. You used to drive Fletcher's cart of skins – John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  3. Often vegetables are more pleasing in color when cooked without their skins – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer
  4. Imagine their surprise when they returned, and found the Indian gone whom they had supposed dead, taking the guns and pack of skins with him. – Legends of the Skyline Drive and the Great Valley of Virginia by Carrie Hunter Willis Etta Belle Walker
  5. The tall poles, to which the skins are attached, are date- tree trunks. – Southern Arabia by Theodore Bent Mabel Bent
  6. He walked to the opening of the tent, and thrusting aside its curtain of skins looked out upon Rome in silence. – Antonina by Wilkie Collins
  7. There must have been a moment of time when I clothed myself in skins like Adam; when I knew what this world calls good and evil- by which this world means nothing more nor less than men and women, and chiefly women, I think. – Lore of Proserpine by Maurice Hewlett
  8. The three men pulled thick white skins together near the fire and crept into them. – The Instant of Now by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
  9. I bought them for skins I got over the ridge. – In the Carquinez Woods by Bret Harte
  10. Though the scientists were willing to admit that the invaders must have come from a great distance, and they agreed that they lived in an atmosphere of hydrogen, and judging from their pale skins that they were not used to the rays of a sun, they still insisted on the theory of an outer planet of Sol. – The Black Star Passes by John W Campbell
  11. The men were kind; they rubbed our frozen limbs with snow, and shared with us their supper and buffalo skins – Roughing it in the Bush by Susanna Moodie
  12. The Indian with gleaming eyes threw on the pile some additional skins – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  13. You Powers have got so hard a job to tackle that it don't seem to me you'll ever git out of it with hull skins if you don't use all the caution a elephant duz in crossin' a bridge. – Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife by Marietta Holley
  14. The stars still sparkled in the heavens when he sprang from his bed of skins lifted Nebsecht on to it, and rushed out into the open air. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  15. These skins or karosses, as they are called, were as soft to the touch as a velvet robe, and had none of that hard thickness which characterise the cured skins of our wild animals. – An I.D.B. in South Africa by Louise Vescelius-Sheldon
  16. We also procured a small quantity of provisions, and two goat skins full of fresh water. – The Pirates Own Book by Charles Ellms
  17. Cats, wild and tame, are mighty fond of their own skins and Old Man Lynx was no exception. – The Adventures of Fleetfoot and Her Fawns by Allen Chaffee
  18. Cook them in water until they are soft and the skins are broken. – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer
  19. New clothing, however, was soon made from the skins of wild animals. – Introductory American History by Henry Eldridge Bourne Elbert Jay Benton
  20. He told me he meant to leave the whole matter of skins and heads to you two chaps. – The Blind Lion of the Congo by Elliott Whitney

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