1. A thin skin; a pellicle; a membranous covering, causing opacity; hence, any thin, slight covering. "He from thick films shall purge the visual ray." (Pope)

2. A slender thread, as that of a cobweb. "Her whip of cricket's bone, the lash of film." (Shak)

Origin: AS. Film skin, fr. Fell skin; akin to fylmen membrane, OFries. Filmene skin. See Fell skin.

To cover with a thin skin or pellicle. "It will but skin and film the ulcerous place." (Shak)

(01 Mar 1998)

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