Definition of Body covering
1. Noun. Any covering for the body or a body part.
Terms within: Hypodermis
Generic synonyms: Cover, Covering, Natural Covering
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Literary usage of Body covering
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... but are composed of many yards of fancy-coloured silks wound round the nether limbs and gradually enfolding the body, covering part of the bosom, ..."
2. The First Year of Science by John Charles Hessler (1915)
"Crustaceans are so called from their hard body covering. ... At the posterior end (abdomen) the body covering is in several pieces; the remainder of the ..."
3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1879)
"Next in order, may be noticed the agreement of the whale with the quadruped in the matter of body-covering. The covering of the latter consists of hairs. ..."
4. The World's Congress of Representative Women: A Historical Résumé for by May Wright Sewall (1894)
"The principal body-covering is seen to consist of a tight-fitting garment, ... Auxiliary to this fitted body-covering is another contrivance designed to act ..."
5. Bulletin by North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (Fargo) (1899)
"According to Hurst, "white lead possesses all the good qualities desired by a painter—viz., good color, body, covering power and permanency. ..."
6. Text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates by Eugen Korschelt, Karl Heider, Edward Laurens Mark, William McMichael Woodworth, Matilda Bernard, Martin Fountain Woodward (1895)
"Special plates, which enlarge and unite to form the new body-covering, are no longer formed as the result of invaginations of the larval skin, ..."
7. A Text-book in General Physiology and Anatomy by Walter Hollis Eddy (1907)
"When found they consist usually of pits or depressions in the body covering, lined with sensory cells which are ciliated, and are the terminations of taste ..."