‎Could you please write an example where skin would be used as a countable noun?

I have just learned that it can be used both as a countable and an uncountable noun.

Thank you.


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The form "skins" is often used to refer to pelts of animals in the context of hunting.

There are quite a number of other cases as well when this form is appropriate. For example, the term is used to describe thin strips taken from the outside layer of something, like a vegetable, as in "onion skins". Stuffed "baked potato skins" are a popular snack or meal in North America.

For many other examples, see https://www.wordhippo.com/what-is/another-word-for/skins.html.

Hope that's helpful.


At some time about 1500 B.C. the Aryan-speaking people poured into India. They had fair skins and probably came from western Asia, and were akin to the ancient Iranians.

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She held Dolora by the arms and shoulders until she surrendered to her embrace. Nana could feel the child who would one day name herself moving against their two skins

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  • Neither of those sound natural to me. (for two different reasons).
    – Mitch
    Apr 28, 2020 at 19:25
  • Nevertheless, they are correct and not uncommon constructions. :)
    – Greybeard
    Apr 28, 2020 at 19:35

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