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skins

n. drums. (Musicians. The same as hides.) Andy can really make the skins talk.
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They salted the flesh, and the peasant went into the town and wanted to sell the skin there, so that he might buy a new calf with the proceeds.
After this the miller saw the skin in which the raven was, lying on the ground, and asked: 'What have you there?
At first he made a wry face, but, one after another, the skins and the cores disappeared.
M'Kay that many of the natives wore short mantles of skins, and intimated a suspicion that they were secretly armed.
The cunning old Indian followed him to and fro, holding out a sea-otter skin to him at every turn, and pestering him to trade.
These though generally included in the generic name of free trappers, have the more specific title of skin trappers.
This was the hero's dress of charioteering that he put on: his soft tunic of deer skin, so that it did not restrain the movement of his hands outside.
The skin of the traveller is white," said the young native, laying a finger impressively on the hard and wrinkled hand of the trapper.
It was decided that no time should now be lost before attempting to put our plan of escape to the test, as I could not hope to remain hidden from the Sagoths long, nor could I forever carry that bale of skins about upon my head without arousing suspicion.
Wrapped in a skin I carried three swords, and the two bows, and the arrows which Perry and I had fashioned.
Little Klaus now trod again on his sack, so that the skin squeaked.
But one day it found the skin of a sheep that had been flayed and thrown aside, so it put it on over its own pelt and strolled down among the sheep.
The Ox was drawn, first, from the mire, and, next, from his skin.
There sat the bones of a man, and the black skin had withered on his bones, holding them together, and making him awful to see.
I said they would skin me," thought Danglars; but resolving to resist the extortion, he said, "Come, how much do I owe you for this fowl?