(botany) The outermost layer, or skin, of a ripe fruit or ovary.
(rare, figurative) The outer layer of any thing.
* 1974 , (Guy Davenport), Tatlin! :
- He learned, afternoon after afternoon, how to edge her into delicious frenzies, how to tremble the clitoris, pericarp , and tip.
From (etyl) rinde, from Proto-Germanic *rind?. Cognate with (etyl) Rinde.
A hard, tough outer layer, particularly on food such as fruit, cheese, etc
- Sweetest nut hath sourest rind .
The gall, the crust, the insolence; often as "the immortal rind "
* 1939 , Roy Forster, Joyous Deliverance , London: Thornton Butterworth, p.
- Thou canst not touch the freedom of my mind / With all thy charms, although this corporal rind / Thou hast immanacled.
* 1940 , Amy Helen Bell (ed.), London Was Ours: Diaries and Memoirs of the London Blitz, 1940-1941 , published 2002, Kingston, Ontario: Queen's University, ISBN 9780612732810, p.
- Taking the money from a man when he's got his pants down. What are you, a doctor or a tailor's tout? Thirty bucks! If I figured you'd have the rind to touch me that much I'd have lashed them up with a pair of braces!
* 2010 , (David Stubbs), Send Them Victorious: England's Path to Glory 2006-2010 , O Books (Zero Books), ISBN 9781846944574, p.
- April 9, 1940. Then one of our RAF customers had the rind to suggest that ‘you women ought to give up smoking for the duration you know’. This , when they have the alternative of smoking pipes which is not open to us, [...]
- [About a football match.] Come the second half and the Trinidadians and Tobagans had the immortal rind to make excursions into the England half, the spectacle of which was deeply offensive to those whose memories extend to those happy days before 1962, when independence was unwisely conferred on this archipelago. Back in those days, a game like this would have presented little anxiety. Any goals scored by the Trinidadians, or Tobagans for that matter, would have been instantly become the property of the Crown and therefore added to England's tally. Glad times – 22 men working together for a common aim. However, such is the insolence of the modern age that these dark fellows dared approach the England penalty box, forelocks untugged, as if demanding instant entry to the Garrick club without having been put up by existing members.
* immortal rind
* pork rind
To remove the rind from.
Cognate with Flemish (rijne), Low German ryn.
An iron support fitting used on the upper millstone of a grist mill