cowskin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cowskin leather made from the hide of a cow
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Usage

In literature:

He always went armed with a cowskin and a heavy cudgel.
"The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave" by Frederick Douglass
A cowskin and a hickory stick are his constant companions.
"My Bondage and My Freedom" by Frederick Douglass
The cowskin tent became detached from her saddle, and a moment later Nakpa stood free.
"Old Indian Days" by [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
And that old cowskin bag is not Sir George's.
"The Castle Inn" by Stanley John Weyman
His next important engagement was at Cowskin Prairie, June 6.
"The American Indian as Participant in the Civil War" by Annie Heloise Abel
A nod of his curly bullet head or the tramp of his sturdy cowskin boots along the road made her nerves tingle as never before.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science" by Various
He carried a walking-stick freshly cut from the forest and his ailing cowskin boots were white with dust.
"The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Vol. II: In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians" by Ambrose Bierce
On his back were thirty-seven gashes made with a cowskin, while on his head were many bruises besides.
"William Lloyd Garrison" by Archibald H. Grimke
You don't need a cowskin for a calf.
"The Texan Scouts" by Joseph A. Altsheler
A few dilapidated chairs stood about, homemade looking chairs with concave seats of worn cowskin.
"The Second Latchkey" by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
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