Thesaurus / thick skin
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It was a thrust—not a throw—and the muscular strength behind the blow caused the steel to pierce the thick skin of the swordfish.

Mother knows how to avoid the puckery, thick skin in eating plums.

He had pierced Robert's thick skin; now he undertook a more delicate operation.

The outer portion, the pericarp, is almost entirely yellow oil encased in a thick skin.

An African AdventureIsaac F. Marcosson

Under your neck, for instance,—all these folds of thick skin,—if I speared you here you'd never even know I'd done it!

Dream DaysKenneth Grahame

The flesh is eaten, and the thick skin is made into cups, leather bottles, and straps.

A man must have a thick skin to be able to carry off all the flummery of Highness without any feeling of shame.

Royal HighnessThomas Mann

The wild or bitter orange is used for hedges, and the thick skin of the fruit makes a sweetmeat of some commercial value.

Industrial CubaRobert P. Porter

Afterward remove the cloth, and also a thick skin which will have formed over the ball.

Science in the Kitchen.Mrs. E. E. Kellogg

The Tubicinell are found with nearly the whole shell buried in the thick skin of the whale.

A Conchological ManualGeorge Brettingham Sowerby

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