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Exuviae

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Exu'viæ. n.s. [Latin.] Cast skins; cast shells; whatever is thrown off, or shed by animals.

The fishes upon this stone have taken up so little room in the stone, that they appear to be only the skins of exuviæ, rather than entire bodes of fishes. Woodward on Fishes.

Sources: Woodward, John (78)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Exuviae." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: December 11, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=14963.


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