With whole skin

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • With whole skin safe, unscathed
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hál, healthy; Ice. heill, Ger. heil. By-form hale (1).

Usage

In literature:

We managed to escape stray bullets and get out of the building with whole skins to our embassy.
"I Was a Teen-Age Secret Weapon" by Richard Sabia
If you'd spoken without flogging I might have had to bring you into Belfast with a whole skin.
"The Northern Iron" by George A. Birmingham
But if you've any notion of going home to your mothers with your skins whole you'll stay peaceable where you are.
"Our Casualty And Other Stories" by James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
I am through them with a whole skin.
"Who Are Happiest? and Other Stories" by T. S. Arthur
To get through this detestable wilderness with a whole skin, one ought to have been cased in complete armour.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 347, September, 1844" by Various
I seen Launski when he clumb on the Lamo stage, headin' this way, an' he sure was a heap relieved to get out with a whole skin.
"'Drag' Harlan" by Charles Alden Seltzer
If we go with whole skins and with money in our pockets, it will be an easy matter to get into good clothes and to get our hair cut.
"Far Past the Frontier" by James A. Braden
We got away with whole skins.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
I think I'd hardly get off with a whole skin 'tween the one and t'other.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
That Ivan would escape with a whole skin no one else for an instant imagined.
"Black Diamonds" by Mór Jókai
I'll guarantee to get away without any one's seeing me, and what is more, come back with a whole skin.
"The Minute Boys of Boston" by James Otis
If we can only come out of this with a whole skin!
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
Keep your energies for another destroying buffalo, and you may come out of that with a whole skin.
"Harley Greenoak's Charge" by Bertram Mitford
I was discovered, captured, and had to tell all the business to get off with a whole skin!
"The Man from Jericho" by Edwin Carlile Litsey
The whole body, the head, and the limbs are covered with a very thick, hard skin.
"The World and Its People: Book VII" by Anna B. Badlam
I am glad to think I escaped with a whole skin from an incomprehensible adventure.
"Forty Years of 'Spy'" by Leslie Ward
It rained nearly the whole time, and we were drenched to the skin, and covered with mud.
"The Empty Sleeve" by Henry H. Meacham
Wonder you came off with a whole skin?
"The Child Wife" by Mayne Reid
The whole is covered with their coarse skins, which are elk, or buffalo, taken when they are not good for robes.
"Villages of the Algonquian, Siouan, and Caddoan Tribes West of the Mississippi" by David Ives Bushnell
It has been used with equal success both for bone and for skin gelatine, but on the whole has proved more suitable for the former.
"Animal Proteins" by Hugh Garner Bennett
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In news:

This organic condiment is full of "nice pieces of whole cranberries " that "pop" in the mouth, though one taster had trouble with the "tough skins".
On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, toast 3/4 cup whole skin-on almonds until fragrant and light gold, 8 to 10 minutes.
1/4 cup whole almonds with skins.
During a week in Germany this summer, I had to look hard to find my old favorites — whole-roasted piglet with crisp skin, schnitzel and sausages.
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