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The external covering or coat, as of flesh, fruit, trees, etc.; skin; hide; bark; peel; shell. Thou canst not touch the freedom of my mind With all thy charms, although this corporal rind Thou hast immanacled. (milton) Sweetest nu hath sourest rind. (Shak)

Origin: AS. Rind bark, crust of bread; akin OHG. Rinta, G. Rinde, and probably to E. Rand, rim; cf. Skr. Ram to end, rest.