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  • Its fingers were stripped and skeletal, its thin-fleshed arms pocked with dripping black sores through which more yellowing bone was visible.

    Cassandra Clare: The Mortal Instrument Series

  • Its fingers were stripped and skeletal, its thin-fleshed arms pocked with dripping black sores through which more yellowing bone was visible.

    The Mortal Instruments: Book One: City of Bones

  • Small, thin-fleshed varieties of plums are not suitable for drying.

    Every Step in Canning

  • A high temperature in a close house or cellar is injurious; it hurries in the crop and forces up the mushrooms weak and thin-fleshed and with ungainly, long stems; it soon exhausts the bed.

    Mushrooms: how to grow them a practical treatise on mushroom culture for profit and pleasure

  • It could never be called a flower of speech: it is an over-ripe fruit rather: heavy-stoned, thin-fleshed -- an essentially practical term.

    Edge of the Jungle

  • While sitting in his doorway holding the fowl in this position the man beats the thin-fleshed bones of the wings with a short, heavy stick as large around as a spear handle.

    The Bontoc Igorot

  • Litters of young rabbits came out from their forms to sun themselves upon hillocks, the hot beams blazing through the delicate tissue of each thin-fleshed ear, and firing it to a blood-red transparency in which the veins could be seen.

    The Return of the Native

  • "It is a spherical, blue-black, thin-fleshed fruit with one seed in the middle."

    Technology4Teachers

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