Casing, sausage casing, or sausage skin is the material that encloses the filling of a sausage. Natural casings are made from animal intestines; artificial casings, introduced in the early 20th century, are made of collagen, cellulose, and extruded casings.

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  • Men: To show he's in great shape, Mr. Boston says a fitted, but not sausage-casing tight, short-sleeve polo shirt worn with flat-front pants will get that across.

  • And, for the record (I will also go on the record below -- ahem, Ivy), shiny sausage-casing capri pants are not even the boniest girl's best friend.

  • Picture your guy chakra opening in a slow-motion explosion of sausage-casing small intestine.

  • "KLM has cut down on everything from magazines to soap," says Lex Van Hessen, a Dutch sausage-casing producer who has flown on KLM for 35 years.

  • But few collectors match Mr. Van Hessen, the sausage-casing maker.

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