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
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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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