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 for Skin resistance
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     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.
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     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.
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     3. A vessel made of skin, used for holding liquids. See
        Bottle, 1. "Skins of wine." --Tennyson.
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     4. The bark or husk of a plant or fruit; the exterior coat of
        fruits and plants.
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     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.
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     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 (Zool.), 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.
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