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1. (of a photographic negative) having low density, usually insufficient to produce a satisfactory positive
2. Mountaineering a climb or pitch on which the holds are few and small
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thin

[thin]
(meteorology)
In aviation weather observations, the description of a sky cover that is predominantly transparent.
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TIP: Thin-skinned oranges are usually smaller - avoid using Jaffa oranges as they have a very thick pith.
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After working with Assange to go through the initial material about the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, Times reporters came to believe he was smart and tech-savvy, but "arrogant, thin-skinned, conspiratorial and oddly credulous."
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Notoriously thin-skinned about the "liberal press," Fox News and Rivera demanded a correction.
Sheep are thin-skinned and relatively soft, so I want an accurate bullet that will expand fairly quickly.
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Oranges include smooth, thin-skinned valencias, good for juice or eating whole.
Every organization has its share of vulnerable, thin-skinned people.
Richard Nixon began a memo complaining about the jokes at a White House Correspondents Dinner with the hilarious statement, "I'm not a bit thin-skinned." Nancy Reagan, having advised Frank Sinatra to dump his wife, Barbara Marx, Barbara later forbade Nancy to attend Frank's funeral--but Nancy went anyway.
IF THIN-SKINNED Texas officials get their way, the satirists at The Onion had better watch out ...