thin skin


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thin skin

skin from areas of the body other than the palms and soles, so named because of its relatively thin epidermis.
References in classic literature ?
Switzerland is simply a large, humpy, solid rock, with a thin skin of grass stretched over it.
Tarzan slough the thin skin of his artificial civilization, and sink happy and contented into the deep sleep of the wild beast that has fed to repletion.
The blood rushed to his thin skin under the sting of Hale's astonishment.
Perhaps we should be more susceptible to some influences important to our intellectual and moral growth, if the sun had shone and the wind blown on us a little less; and no doubt it is a nice matter to proportion rightly the thick and thin skin.
Zarif, who is known for having a very thin skin, asked the reporters not to humiliate Kerry in their articles, Jafari wrote.
You don't do nearly four years running the FA with thin skin mate I can assure you
If Mark Warburton is at Rangers for the long haul he'll have to find a cream for that thin skin of his.
This week it's Gabby Logan, whose thin skin prompted her to retweet a message she received that told her "to get back in the kitchen".
The most popular local variety is the Banilejo, but its thin skin makes it less durable for export.
Thin skin and short memory are injurious to the nation's intellectual health.
Upon inquiring, she learned that his hands were often cold due to poor circulation and his aged thin skin was irritated from using his walker.