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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An orange hue of the skin, observed chiefly in newly born infants.


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  • Yet he could not forget the saying, which had been so faithfully carried to him, of the orange-skin.


  • The unique feature it possessed was not so much its orange-skin surface as the surprising method by which it was glazed.

    The Story of Porcelain

  • Benjamin Wright, tottering a little, changed his cane from his left to his right hand, and chewed orange-skin fiercely.

    The Awakening of Helena Richie

  • A dozen bird-cages had been placed in a row along the edge of the veranda, and he was nibbling orange-skin and watching the canaries twittering and hopping on their perches.

    The Awakening of Helena Richie

  • "Concerned?" cried Benjamin Wright, pounding the table with his tumbler and chewing orange-skin rapidly.

    The Awakening of Helena Richie

  • Mr. Wright pulled off his hat, fiercely, and began to chew orange-skin.

    The Awakening of Helena Richie

  • "Go?" said Benjamin Wright, scowling and chewing orange-skin rapidly,

    The Awakening of Helena Richie

  • Then he threw away another barely lighted cigar, put his hand into the blue ginger-jar for some orange-skin, and looked closely at his son; his agitation had quite disappeared.

    The Awakening of Helena Richie

  • He thrust his hand down into a blue ginger-jar for a piece of dried orange-skin and bit at it as if to steady his lips.

    The Awakening of Helena Richie

  • He stood chewing orange-skin and blinking up at Lloyd Pryor, who came forward reluctantly.

    The Awakening of Helena Richie


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