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

  Skin \Skin\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Skinned; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To strip off the skin or hide of; to flay; to peel; as, to
        skin an animal.
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     2. To cover with skin, or as with skin; hence, to cover
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              It will but skin and film the ulcerous place.
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     3. To strip of money or property; to cheat. [Slang]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Skin \Skin\, v. i.
     1. To become covered with skin; as, a wound skins over.
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     2. 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,
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of
           touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body" [syn:
           skin, tegument, cutis]
      2: an outer surface (usually thin); "the skin of an airplane"
      3: body covering of a living animal [syn: hide, pelt,
      4: a person's skin regarded as their life; "he tried to save his
      5: the rind of a fruit or vegetable [syn: peel, skin]
      6: a bag serving as a container for liquids; it is made from the
         hide of an animal
      v 1: climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling [syn: clamber,
           scramble, shin, shinny, skin, struggle,
      2: bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of; "The boy
         skinned his knee when he fell" [syn: skin, scrape]
      3: remove the bark of a tree [syn: bark, skin]
      4: strip the skin off; "pare apples" [syn: skin, peel,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  409 Moby Thesaurus words for "skin":
     C, C-note, G, G-note, IUD, ablate, abrade, abrase, acne,
     acne vulgaris, bag, bark, barrel, bear the palm, beat,
     beat all hollow, beat hollow, beeline, best, bill,
     birth control device, blame, bleed, bleed white, blemish, bloody,
     bone, border, bran, break, buck, bucket, bullet, burn, capsule,
     cartwheel, case, casing, censure, cent, century, chafe, chaff,
     cheapskate, cheat, check, chip, circumference, clad, claw, clip,
     clobber, coat, coating, collop, con man, condemn, condom,
     contraceptive, contraceptive foam, copper, cork, corn shuck,
     cornhusk, cortex, cover, covering, crack, craze, crust,
     cursoriness, cut, cut off, deal, decorticate, defeat, defoliate,
     defrauder, denounce, denude, denunciate, deplume, derma,
     dermamycosis, dermatitis, dermatosis, despoil, destroy, diaphragm,
     diddler, dime, disk, dismember, displume, divest, do in, dollar,
     dollar bill, double-dealer, drain, draw and quarter, drub, dry,
     eczema, elephantiasis, enamel, envelope, epicarp, epidermis,
     epithelioma, erase, erode, erysipelas, erythema, exanthem,
     excoriate, exhaust, exploit, exterior, exteriority, external,
     facade, face, facet, facing, fell, feuille, fifty cents, file,
     film, fin, fish, five cents, five hundred dollars,
     five-dollar bill, five-hundred-dollar bill, five-spot, fiver, fix,
     flap, flay, fleece, fleet, flimflammer, foil, fold, four bits,
     fracture, fray, frazzle, fret, fringe, frogskin, front, fur, gall,
     gash, gloss, gnaw, gnaw away, gouge, grand, grate, graze, grind,
     gyp, half G, half a C, half dollar, half grand, haste, hasten,
     heat rash, herpes, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, hide, highball,
     hives, hold up, hors de combat, hull, hundred-dollar bill, hurt,
     husk, hustle, impetigo, impoverish, incise, incrustation, injure,
     integument, intrauterine device, iron man, itch, jacket,
     jungle rot, knock, lacerate, lacquer, lambaste, lamella, lamina,
     laminated glass, laminated wood, lap, lather, leaf, leprosy,
     lichen, lichen primus, lick, lineaments, lupus, lupus vulgaris,
     maim, make mincemeat of, mangle, maul, membrane, mere scratch,
     miliaria, milk, mill, mutilate, nickel, niggard, no depth,
     no water, oral contraceptive, outclass, outdo, outer face,
     outer layer, outer side, outer skin, outfight, outgeneral, outline,
     outmaneuver, outpoint, outrun, outsail, outshine, outside,
     overcharge, overlay, overprice, overtax, paint, palea, pane, panel,
     pare, patina, peel, peeling, pellicle, pelt, pemphigus, penny,
     periphery, pessary, phellum, pick clean, pick to pieces, pierce,
     pinprick, plait, plank, plate, plating, pluck, ply, plywood, pod,
     prickly heat, profiteer, prophylactic, pruigo, pruritus, psora,
     pull apart, pull off, puncture, put, quarter, rap, rasher, rasp,
     raze, red cent, rend, reprehend, reprobate, revetment, rind,
     ringworm, rip, rub away, rub off, rub out, rubber, ruin, run,
     rupture, safety glass, savage, sawbuck, scabies, scald, scale,
     scalp, scorch, scotch, scour, scrape, scratch, screw, scrooge,
     scrub, scuff, scum, settle, shallowness, sharper, shear, sheath,
     sheathing, sheet, shell, shingles, shoaliness, shred, shuck, side,
     siding, silver dollar, skin alive, skin cancer, skinflint, slab,
     slash, slat, slice, slightness, slit, slough, smacker, soak,
     spermicidal jelly, spermicide, sprain, stab, stick, stiff, sting,
     strain, strip, strip bare, suck dry, superficiality, superficies,
     superstratum, surcharge, surface, swindle, table, tablet,
     take apart, take the cake, tear, tear apart, tear to pieces,
     tear to tatters, ten cents, ten-spot, tenner, tetter, the pill,
     thousand dollars, thousand-dollar bill, thrash, tightwad, top,
     traumatize, trim, triumph, triumph over, triviality, trounce,
     twenty-dollar bill, twenty-five cents, two bits, two-dollar bill,
     two-spot, undo, varnish, veneer, victimize, wafer, wear, wear away,
     whip, win, worst, wound, wrench, yard

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