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skins

1. slang Drums, or a drum set. I find it so therapeutic to spend an hour or two hitting the skins each night. And on the skins we have the very talented Audrey Brecht!
2. In a casual sports game in which neither team has a uniform, the players who remove their shirts (thus exposing their skin) in order to distinguish themselves from the opposing team (called the "shirts," since they are still wearing shirts). The practice is called "shirts and skins." John forgot the yellow jerseys, so we'll have to play shirts versus skins tonight. OK, Tom, Jack, Bill, and I will be skins—the rest of you can be shirts.
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skins

n. drums. (Musicians. The same as hides.) Andy can really make the skins talk.
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The Afrocentric theory is appropriate in this paper because it is significant in giving value and pride to the black skin which has been historically marginalized, abused and displaced by the fallacies of white supremacy.
The recycled car tyres used to clad the Environmental Education Centre in Pennsylvania (p52) and the ribbed copper cladding of the new Business School in Bifrost, designed by Studio Granda (p82), both create skins that act as emphatic signs; signs that assertively announce the function of one building and register the setting of the other.
Basel: Birkhauser Publishers, 2000, and Digital Skins: The Architecture of Surface by the same author in Skin: Surface, Substance + Design, Ellen Lupton, Princeton Architectural Press, 2002.
Avoid: Bruised fruit or fruit that yields to slight pressure on the skin. Hard tan or brown areas may not seriously affect the taste.
He also sees a growing role for TPO skins. Three emerging technologies are likely to support that shift, one being negative-skin vacuum forming--developed by Visteon Corp.
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Especially in sports, where there is so much significant skin to skin contact and failure to cover infected wounds, as well as having a number of uncovered skin wounds on the body surfaces that allow for a portal of entry for staph to invade.
No wonder, then, that skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, with more than one million skin cancers diagnosed each year.