Definition of "exuvial" [ex•u•vi•al]

  • Related to something sloughed off or stripped away. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "exuvial" in a sentence
  • "In the poet's mind, the fact has gone quite over into the new element of thought, and has lost all that is exuvial."
  • "They are the very fool's cap of baboons, the echo of parrots, the wallet and satchel of polecats, the scum of stagnant pools, the exuvial, the worn-out skins of slaveholders; they dress in their old clothes."
  • "I have often, I said, fancied that, besides the load of exuvial coats and breeches under which he staggers, there is another weight on him — an atrior cura at his tail — and while his unshorn lips and nose together are performing that mocking, boisterous,"
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