goatskin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n goatskin the hide of a goat
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Goatskin The skin of a goat, or leather made from it.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n goatskin The detached skin of the goat, with or without the hair.
    • n goatskin Tanned or tawed leather from the skin of the goat. The best dyed morocco, used in bookbinding and for fine shoes, etc., consists of goatskin. Tawed goatskin is used for wash leather, gloves, etc. Also called goat.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Goatskin the skin of the goat, leather made from it
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gát; Ger. geiss, Dut. geit.

Usage

In literature:

And when her head is severed, wrap it in the goatskin on which the shield hangs.
"A Book of Myths" by Jean Lang
But pigskin, goatskin, and of course calf, in time lose by evaporation certain fats which are inherent in the leather.
"The Book-Hunter at Home" by P. B. M. Allan
He had, half a mile from the sea, a little house or hut, which was lined with goatskin.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
Seeing they could not escape observation, the men came boldly forward and commenced filling their goatskins.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
So in the dead of the night the lad stood up on the bench and took down the goatskins that Thor had left so carefully there.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
Without a word, young Garron rose dejectedly, got into his goatskin coat, picked up his gun and, turning, beckoned to the girl.
"A Village of Vagabonds" by F. Berkeley Smith
The men and unmarried girls go practically naked, the married women wearing a goatskin dyed red.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
Goatskins come from Africa and India.
"Makers of Many Things" by Eva March Tappan
Each monk stretched himself on his goatskin mat on the floor of the little cell which he had dug in the sand.
"The Book of Saints and Friendly Beasts" by Abbie Farwell Brown
Were there not goatskin wraps inside?
"A Nest of Spies" by Pierre Souvestre
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In poetry:

The peasant's goatskin garments drip,
As home he wends with lowered head,
Shakes off the drops from lid and lip,
Then slinks within his châlet shed.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Behind him are rolls of bookcloth, calfskins and goatskins (sold whole) and pieces of vellum and parchment.
) Shopkeepers haggle with French tourists on the price of goatskin lamps, but leave their stalls at the call to prayer.
It is in fact a dangerous ball game where a wad of wire and goatskin is hurled at up to 150mph with a Xistera, a shallow basket shaped like a pelican's beak.
Two horsemen fight over a goatskin last week at the Golden Eagle Festival in western Mongolia.
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