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  • adjective Not tanned

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  • adjective not converted to leather by a tanning agent


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  • He always kept his watch on outside; taking it off in the evenings he would show us a strip of untanned skin.

    Family life 2011

  • When people squint and say, Scott, you are a white guy, I peel off a shoe and sock and show them what my untanned skin looks like; "Oh, *white* guy."

    Obama Census Choice: African-American Steven Barnes 2010

  • In one, a rear view, Tritia was bent over the back of a couch, offering to the camera a perfect shot of her white untanned ass.

    Baby Games Chelsea White 2010

  • Hearing his accent and noticing his very blond hair and untanned skin, a suspicious Arizonan asks the cop to check his papers.

    Mark Olmsted: What to Do -- Or Not -- About Arizona 2010

  • Long black hair, brown eyes, creamy untanned skin.

    Minnesota Menage Jack Swenson 2010

  • Jeannette thought how her parents didn't match — father muscular and tall, mother with loose, untanned skin that reminded Jeanette of a cold mushroom.

    Marine Life 2010

  • Her hand was small and cold in his, and he noted that she was younger than he had first judged her to be, a small woman with cropped, dark hair, untanned skin, and clear, pale eyes behind dark lashes.

    Sudden Rain Maritta Wolff 2009

  • Celia tells Dean to tell Silas and Doug Kevin Nealon, untanned that their weed got jacked.

    Weeds Session: Six Months Later It’s Weird Beards, Ms. Pac-Man, Alanis Morissette, and The General Lee. Where Were (Are) We? | /Film 2009

  • There is no connection between the phrase and the actual blood color of nobility; however, in the ancient and medieval societies of Europe, much of the upper class may have had superficial veins that appeared blue through their untanned skin, in contrast with the working class of the time, mainly agricultural peasants who spent most of their time working outdoors and thus had tanned skin.

    A terribly painful conversation. Ann Althouse 2009

  • For yesterday came a man most fell in wanton violence, most grim in form; and his eyes flashed beneath his scowling brow; a ruthless wretch; and he was clad in the skin of a monstrous lion of raw hide, untanned; and he bare a sturdy bow of olive, and a bow, wherewith he shot and killed this monster here.

    The Argonautica 2008


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