cowhide

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cowhide flog with a cowhide
    • n cowhide a heavy flexible whip braided from leather made from the hide of a cow
    • n cowhide the hide of a cow
    • n cowhide leather made from the hide of a cow
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cowhide A coarse whip made of untanned leather.
    • Cowhide Leather made of the hide of a cow.
    • Cowhide The hide of a cow.
    • v. t Cowhide To flog with a cowhide.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cowhide The skin of a cow prepared for tanning, or the thick coarse leather made from it.
    • n cowhide In the United States, a stout flexible whip made of braided leather or of rawhide.
    • cowhide Made of the leather called cowhide: as, heavy cowhide boots.
    • cowhide To beat or whip with a cowhide.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cowhide the hide of a cow: the hide of a cow made into leather: a coarse whip made of twisted strips of cowhide
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. , pl. ; Ger. kuh; Sans. go.

Usage

In literature:

Why, he goes around to his office and cowhides the miserable little scamp until he can't lie down comfortably for a month.
"Before the Dawn" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
A hole had been dug in the ground, over which had been spread a fresh cowhide, with parts of the flesh still adhering to it.
"Manco, the Peruvian Chief" by W.H.G. Kingston
A close search discovered him hiding under a cowhide.
"Stories Of Georgia" by Joel Chandler Harris
On entering the room I found him prepared with a new rope and a new cowhide.
"Behind the Scenes" by Elizabeth Keckley
My master whipped me with a cowhide whip.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
He wore long cowhide boots, with jeans pants thrust into their tops, flannel shirt of a nondescript color and a corduroy jacket.
"Frontier Boys on the Coast" by Capt. Wyn Roosevelt
When father takes down the cowhide, I look him right in the eye, and that scares him out of it.
"Little Grandfather" by Sophie May
He knew he wanted fresh meat, to say nothing of cowhide for moccasins and thongs.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
From which it is clear that the law of libel has sunk into oblivion, and that the cowhide is no longer a useful weapon.
"American Sketches" by Charles Whibley
Over at Factory 2 they tan sheepskins, and at Factory 3 cowhides.
"The Story of Leather" by Sara Ware Bassett
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In poetry:

They were the stoutest cowhide that
Could be peeled off a cow. But he was not promoted So
Kate wed him anyhow. (This world is crowded full of Kates
That wed them anyhow.)
"The Romance Of Patrolman Casey" by Ellis Parker Butler

In news:

The collagen used for this procedure is the same kind found in human skin, but it's derived from cowhide.
It’s remarkable how well cowhide works in different settings, and it’s available in a wide range of colors.
Best of all, cowhide is usually inexpensive, easy to find and adds a striking touch to any room.
Here are some easy ways to incorporate cowhide into your decor.
Redwood rolls heading into Cowhide .
The Rangers had struggled in their previous two games, going 1-1, and Ball wanted to see a better product on the field with rival Mt Whitney looming in the annual Cowhide Game.
Houndstooth Suede cowhide by Townsend Leather, 800-852-0144.
The old-fashioned and non-electric product is made from 1/8 inch think handsewn cowhide.
Artist with a cowhide canvas .
Carried his Dutch oven and frying pans in a cowhide sling under rear axle.
Amy Lau's Flash cowhide-leather rug in birch, cream, and pewter by Kyle Bunting, 512-264-1148.
Dads, faced with a choice between your young daughter and a piece of cork wrapped in yarn and covered in cowhide, you should go with the girl.
Mixing the frozen puck and the cowhide, the Wichita Thunder just might be the ownership group for a new baseball team in Wichita.
As a junior designer at Amanda Nisbet Design on the Upper East Side, Avery Leigh Cox, 24, helped oversee the design of a cowhide rug for a room at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House.
The cowhide runner was made by Kyle Bunting.
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