skin colour

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n skin colour the coloring of a person's face
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Usage

In literature:

In December his skin became universally of a pale yellow colour.
"An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses" by William Withering
It was brick-coloured, without hair or skin, and variegated with innumerable strings, red, blue, and white.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
On closer scrutiny he became certain it was the figure of a man, and the bronze-coloured skin told him the man was an Indian.
"The Tiger Hunter" by Mayne Reid
The smoothness of his skin turned an ashen colour and the whites of his eyes were rolling.
"Stubble" by George Looms
The tale of the skin-clad crew gives colour to this supposition.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
Nothing is now needed to complete the fish but the fixing of the eyes and the colouring of the skin.
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne
A warm, delicate colour stained her skin slowly, evenly, from throat to hair.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
They are a handsome set of men, with skins of a dark bronze colour, which shows them to be of a race quite distinct from the negroes.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
A spot of colour burned on Jeanne's pale cheek, and Doggie grew red under his tanned skin.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
The skin of the handsome caterpillar thus has two sorts of coloured patches.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
These marks are either tatooed, or are made by drawing a thread, dipped in colour, beneath the skin.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley
Their Skins are of a very dark copper colour.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898--Volume 39 of 55" by Various
Roll the balls in raspings; fry them of a gold colour: boil the bones and the bits of skin to make the gravy for them.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
Soon she found, greatly to her sorrow, that the colour of her skin was considered, in official circles, a barrier to her employment.
"Noble Deeds of the World's Heroines" by Henry Charles Moore
His clothes, shirt, and skin, were all of the same colour.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
The colour of their skin is a copper-brown.
"Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century" by W. H. Davenport Adams
Tanned, the stranger undoubtedly was, but nevertheless his skin did not have the bronze colouring of the Indian.
"Scouting with Daniel Boone" by Everett T. Tomlinson
Don't judge me by the colour of my skin, or by the ugliness of my face.
"The Serapion Brethren." by Ernst Theordor Wilhelm Hoffmann
That remaining fixed on the skin is of the colour of the camel, an inch and a-half long, very thick-set, and curled in locks.
"The Romance of Natural History, Second Series" by Philip Henry Gosse
Her skin and colouring were Irish, coral-like and pure.
"Fairfax and His Pride" by Marie Van Vorst
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In poetry:

But he who loveliness within
Hath found, all outward loathes,
For he who colour loves, and skin,
Loves but their oldest clothes.
"The Undertaking" by John Donne

In news:

(A) Skin-coloured tumour in the left axilla of a 14-year old girl.
Skin colour matters in access to good jobs.
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