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skinless

[skin-lis] /ˈskɪn lɪs/
adjective
1.
deprived of skin:
a skinless carcass.
2.
(of frankfurters or sausages) having no casing.
Origin of skinless
1300-1350
First recorded in 1300-50, skinless is from the Middle English word skinles. See skin, -less
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  • Only one other person knew that I was skinless, and she, alas, was skinless too.

    The Debit Account

    Oliver Onions
  • That is inevitable, for we are the only skinless men and, therefore, irresistible.

    Rastignac the Devil Philip Jos Farmer
  • Such a man, skinless and bilious, was ill qualified to join in the rough game of politics.

  • Anything that hinted at love for the moment alarmed her; it was as much an infliction to her as the rubbing of a skinless wound.

    Night and Day Virginia Woolf
  • He has recently invented a skinless grape and a watermelon that is all heart, and is quite the cleverest man in the business.

    The So-called Human Race Bert Leston Taylor
  • Their first object was to endeavour to recover their friends, who lay stunned and skinless.

    The Fairy Mythology Thomas Keightley
  • I clapped till my hands were skinless, and so did Sir James Mackintosh, who was with me in the box.

  • "Ah, you're skinless," scoffed Mapfarity, throwing the most deadly insult known.

    Rastignac the Devil Philip Jos Farmer
  • Nobody else but the skinless Devil has the prestige to make the people gather around him.

    Rastignac the Devil Philip Jos Farmer
Word Origin and History for skinless
adj.

mid-14c., from skin (n.) + -less. Related: Skinlessly; skinlessness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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