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[in combination] Having a skin of a specified type:‘a smooth-skinned complexion’‘red-skinned potatoes’
- ‘White nectarines and peaches are fine, but the yellow nectarine is really something else - smooth-skinned and warmly sweet and the color of sunshine.’
- ‘She was very fair, pale-skinned, with eyes of a strange green colour.’
- ‘He was pale-skinned to the point of translucence and his sunken eyes were dark with fatigue.’
- ‘Stephanie is tall and golden-skinned, with a mane of sleek black hair.’
- ‘He looks exhausted - unshaven, dark-eyed, sallow-skinned.’
- ‘A shoal of silver-skinned mullet skip out of the boat's way, one leaping four foot clear into the air.’
- ‘Both of the teenagers stared at us, as if we'd pulled off latex masks and reveled ourselves as green-skinned aliens.’
- ‘The watery, tough-skinned figs were barely cooked let alone caramelised.’
- ‘The greasy-skinned kids wandering the chillout zone in the amusement arcade with saucer eyes are clearly on a different planet.’
- ‘Her pieces feature groups of young pale-skinned models, often naked from the waist down and with a blank expression on their faces.’
- ‘Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan and cook the trout on each side for 4 to 5 mins, turning carefully, until crisp-skinned.’
- ‘Shovel-nosed frogs are smooth-skinned and small, with short, stout forelimbs and small heads with pointy snouts.’
- ‘I like to use nice red-skinned apples off our tree.’
- ‘The show's success is in its cast of impossibly good-looking (and clear-skinned) teenagers and their skimpy outfits.’
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