rawhide

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rawhide untanned hide especially of cattle; cut in strips it is used for whips and ropes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rawhide A cowhide, or coarse riding whip, made of untanned (or raw) hide twisted.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rawhide The material of untanned skins of cattle, very hard and tough when twisted in strips for ropes or the like, and dried.
    • n rawhide A riding-whip made of twisted rawhide.
    • rawhide Made of rawhide: as, a rawhide whip.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rawhide an untanned skin: a whip made of twisted, untanned leather
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hreáw; Dut. raauw, Ice. hrár, Ger. roh.

Usage

In literature:

There's not much difference between that and a rawhide rope with them.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
She gripped her rawhide whip and stepped directly into the path of the automobile.
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
I had some shoes, to keep the thorns outa my feet, and I had rawhide leggin's.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
The rope was tough rawhide, and Tad felt sure it would hold.
"The Pony Rider Boys in Alaska" by Frank Gee Patchin
Dey make some with de split hick'ry or rawhide bottom.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
An unbroken circle of men surrounded it, hats on, rawhide-bottomed chairs tilted back to an easy slant.
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates
Hatton and his party were corralled yesterday beyond Rawhide Butte.
"'Laramie;'" by Charles King
You're as tough and strong as rawhide and wrought iron.
"Cupid's Middleman" by Edward B. Lent
The lid was attached with heavy rawhide hinges, and was secured by an iron hasp held by a clumsy-looking padlock.
"In the Brooding Wild" by Ridgwell Cullum
Everything is lashed with rawhide and not a bolt or screw or nail is used.
"Bring Me His Ears" by Clarence E. Mulford
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In poetry:

"I was first, as old rawhiders all confessed.
Now I'm last of all rough riders, and the best.
Huh, you soft and dainty floaters,
With your a'roplanes and motors --
Huh! are you the great grandchildren of the West!"
"The Legend Of Boastful Bill" by Badger Clark Jr

In news:

Traditional rawhide braiding is as utilitarian as it is beautiful and used to be widely practiced by working cowboys.
Rawhide Portable Corral of Abilene, Kan. Has been in business for the last 9 1/2 years and we are proud of our premiere portable livestock corrals.
We are extremely excited about our latest model: the Rawhide Processor by John McDonald.
The Rawhide Corral The Mania Of The Mustache.
Rawhide 's Clint Eastwood Sings Cowboy Favorites.
Garrett Weber Called up to Visalia Rawhide .
14 IMAGES TAGGED WITH " RAWHIDE ".
'Renegade' joins 'Twinkle,' ' Rawhide ,' 'Lancer' on list of Secret Service code names.
Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass.
Rawhide has moved from north Scottsdale to, well, the middle of nowhere.
The new Rawhide in Chandler is almost halfway to Maricopa City.
Lazure was told after arriving at the scene by the dog's owners said the animal gagged on a piece of rawhide and had stopped breathing.
John McDonald is the original designer of the Rawhide Portable Corrals and has really outdone himself with this new design.
As a child growing up in the 1960s, Saturdays meant doing chores to earn my allowance and bonding time with my father spent watching the classic TV Westerns of the era — "Have Gun Will Travel," "Rawhide," "The Rifleman," and the like.
'Rawhide Down,' a gripping account of the day Reagan was shot.
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