skin-diver

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n skin-diver an underwater swimmer equipped with a face mask and foot fins and either a snorkel or an air cylinder
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Usage

In literature:

Our divers dive down and bring up the fresh water in skin bottles!
"The Story of the Amulet" by E. Nesbit
God made Satan, in the skin of a diver, fish up earth out of Lake Tiberias.
"Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1" by Andrew Lang
The Black Divers came in their black skins, but these polished to shine like satin.
"Australian Legendary Tales" by K. Langloh Parker
The dark colour of the divers themselves may also be a protection; whiter skins might not experience an equal impunity.
"Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon" by J. Emerson Tennent
Tom, an expert skin diver, had never before felt such a sense of ease and freedom under water.
"Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung" by Victor Appleton
The workers on deck, who looked like submarine divers, slipped out of their oil-skins and descended from the deck to the gay cabin below.
"Geoffrey Hampstead" by Thomas Stinson Jarvis
Here all sea-birds are skinned before being cooked, otherwise our ducks, divers, and looms would be uneatably fishy.
"In the Arctic Seas" by Francis Leopold McClintock
Steps were at once taken to examine the damage, and the divers reported a large fracture in the outer skin 80 feet long and about 10 feet broad.
"The life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Civil Engineer" by Isambard Brunel
In the chapel hung up are divers crocodiles' skins.
"The Diary of John Evelyn (Vol 1 of 2)" by John Evelyn
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