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verb as in remove outer covering

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They realized that the brain gets haptic information when something moves across the skin.

That skin, furry on top, helps colugos glide far and hide well in the canopy.

The story of the pandemic is written on our bodies, from our eyes to our brains, on our teeth and our skin, all the way down to our feet.

Plates are confined to the lithosphere, a nearly two-dimensional skin on the surface of the planet.

Take whatever you’re using and place it over your nose, making sure you cover equal parts of your mask and skin.

That gave participants an opportunity to try taxidermy without skinning the specimen, which some people find hard to stomach.

I also like a bird's beak knife, for fiddly decorative things like making radish flowers and skinning apples in one long peel.

For one dish, the chef paralyzes the cat and then throws it into boiling water alive before skinning.

Perhaps because skinning a squirrel is just not as sexy as twirling in a Rodarte-made tutu.

Birds were very numerous but the operation of skinning and preserving them would have taken up more time than could be afforded.

Some of the soldiers insisted on skinning the beast and taking the skin along as a trophy.

The skinning and quartering took up the whole afternoon, and Billy was heavily laden when he drew his cart home.

Edward took out his knife, and commenced skinning the heifer, and then took out the inside.

Behind him, each of the natives had laid his stabbing-knife, skinning-knife, and whetstone.


On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to skinning, such as: trim, shave, graze, pare, scrape, and exuviate.

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