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 Thes’tylis.Thick-skinned. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Thick.
 
Through thick and thin (Dryden). Through evil and through good report; through stoggy mud and stones only thinly covered with dust.   1
       
“Through perils both of wind and limb
She followed him through thick and thin.”
       
Butler: Hudibras.
   “Thick and thin blocks” are pulley-blocks with two sheaves of different thickness, to accommodate different sizes of ropes.   2
 


 Thes’tylis.Thick-skinned. 

 
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