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. But methinks that is a scurf that will fall off fast enough--that the natural remedy is to be found in the proportion which the night bears to the day, the winter to the summer, thought to experience.
Too much cortisol can cause a myriad of problems, including swelling of the face and abdomen, weight gain, thin skin that bruises easily as well as stretch marks.
Engineer Nasser told SANA that those wraps are transparent, homogeneous and flexible and they have a thin skin which can be removed by the water that they are totally heathy and environmentally friendly.
Its thin skin means it's susceptible to rot due to the rain that cooler climates bring, so all in all you'd wonder why people bother.
Just as we don't like to be humiliated, the other side doesn't like to be humiliated either." Zarif, who is known for having a very thin skin, asked the reporters not to humiliate Kerry in their articles, Jafari wrote.
If Mark Warburton is at Rangers for the long haul he'll have to find a cream for that thin skin of his.
"It all looks a little better," he said " But you also have the problem of thin-skin" "Thin skin, thin skin," I retorted.
Avoid hurting the feelings of political hacks of color, professor and student-advocates of multiculti-ideology, and established-order cartoonists with thin skin? What will we be left with?
The most popular local variety is the Banilejo, but its thin skin makes it less durable for export.