Definition of Thick skin

1. Noun. Skin that is very thick (as an elephant or rhinoceros).

Group relationships: Pachyderm
Generic synonyms: Cutis, Skin, Tegument

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thick Skin

thick-tailed bushbabies
thick-tailed bushbaby
thick and thin
thick as a brick
thick as a plank
thick as thieves
thick as two short planks
thick filament
thick of things
thick skin (current term)
thick small bowel folds
thick space
thick spaces
thick wind
thickened duodenal folds
thickened gastric folds

Literary usage of Thick skin

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1. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1834)
"Their body is long and slender; their scales, as it were encrusted in a fat and thick skin, are not clearly visible until they are dried up. ..."

2. The United States: A Graphic History by Louis Morton Hacker, Rudolf Modley, George Rogers Taylor (1891)
"JDH Brown, sender; received May 5 Rounder in shape, smooth and rather thick skin; "rag" coarse; ve juicy and slightly tart. No. 11. Riverside. ..."

3. The California Fruits and how to Grow Them: A Manual of Methods which Have by Edward James Wickson (1891)
"... oval, yellowish green, covered with white bloom; thick skin, fleshy. ... berry large, long, dark blue with lighter dots, fleshy thick skin; very late. ..."

4. An Account of the Fishes Found in the River Ganges and Its Branches by Francis Hamilton (1822)
"The rays of all the fins, except the caudal, are so covered by a thick skin, and are so small, that they are numbered with difficulty and uncertainty, ..."

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