from The Century Dictionary.

  • See skin.


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  • The bombers have been portrayed as so-called clean-skins - people with no history of extremism, people the intelligence services could not be expected to stop.

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  • All the cattle running in the mountain gullies and on the spurs, had been brought in, the calves and "clean-skins" branded, and now there remained only those which roamed about the coast lands.

    Tom Gerrard

  • "There are any amount of wild cattle running in the ranges -- all clean-skins" (unbranded), "and no one claims them.

    The Call Of The South 1908


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