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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a type of material used on the soles of the feet during the activity of barefoot running

    ... at around £70 a pair, barefoot skins are certainly not cheap, which may explain why a secondary wave of runners is keen to extol the "virginal" barefoot experience, using nothing but the skin on their feet as protection.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 15/01/2010


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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