- the outermost layer of the skin; epidermis.
Origin of scarfskin
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The exterior of these is called the cuticle, epidermis, or scarf-skin.
Immediately beneath the scarf-skin, is what is called the mucous coat.
There is still some doubt whether the scarf-skin has any nerves or not.
It is this which, when the scarf-skin and hair have been removed, is converted by the process of tanning or tawing into leather.
The dark color of the Negro principally depends on the substance interposed between the true skin and the scarf-skin.History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1
George W. Williams
- the outermost layer of the skin; epidermis or cuticle
C17: from scarf 1 (in the sense: an outer covering)
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- The outermost layer of skin, especially that which forms the cuticle.
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