taxidermy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n taxidermy the art of mounting the skins of animals so that they have lifelike appearance
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Taxidermy The art of preparing, preserving, and mounting the skins of animals so as to represent their natural appearance, as for cabinets.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n taxidermy The art of preparing and preserving the skins of animals, and also of stuffing and mounting the skins so as to give them as close a resemblance to the living forms as possible. See stuffing, 3.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Taxidermy taks′i-dėr-mi the art of preparing and stuffing the skins of animals
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. an arranging, arrangement (fr. to arrange) + a skin, from to skin: cf. F. taxidermie,. See Tactics Tear (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Gr. taxis, arrangement, derma, a skin.

Usage

In literature:

But whatever you began with him, the talk went back to taxidermy.
"My Antonia" by Willa Cather
Really, Mr. Epps, I never saw such a knockout piece of taxidermy, even in Europe, and I simply adore it.
"Perfect Behavior A Guide for Ladies and Gentlemen in all Social Crises" by Donald Ogden Stewart
One is a little second-hand book-shop on Fourth Avenue, where he reads books about his hobbies, Mahometanism and taxidermy.
"Strictly Business" by O. Henry
And a good lively collie pup could put that bit of taxidermy out of commission in less than five seconds.
"Further Adventures of Lad" by Albert Payson Terhune
Now, a thorough system of Taxidermy remedies all this.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 5, April 30, 1870" by Various
He never received any formal education, but learned to read and studied taxidermy which he practiced for many years.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
TAXIDERMY, the art of preparing and preserving the skins of animals for exhibition in cabinets.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
For relaxation, I devoted many hours to a new form of taxidermy.
"The North Pole" by Robert E. Peary
Never had the business of taxidermy been so profitable as in those days.
"The Bird Study Book" by Thomas Gilbert Pearson
Every bit had to be done by ourselves, my brother making the cases, and I the rock work and taxidermy.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
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In news:

Now, See owns and operates Mount'n Critters Taxidermy .
Shawn Poe of Leachville recently received notification he has been approved as a National Taxidermy Association judge.
Anger came out with this idea for a system to use in taxidermy .
Homerun Taxidermy recently had a grand opening event at the 1723 N A in Wellington.
Learn this week the ins and outs of taxidermy .
4D Archery Pro show to open next door to Wilderness Artistry Taxidermy .
Box Elder board allows taxidermy .
Taxidermy is Still Mainstream.
Badly Stuffed Animals' Facebook Group Website Brings Us Horrifying Taxidermy Fails.
Taxidermy show honors animal craft and storytelling.
Journalist Melissa Milgrom explores taxidermy —from the skilled taxidermists at the American Museum of Natural History to the preservers of the animals in Damien Hirst's artworks.
He grew up in Springfield, and as a 16-year old, he saw an advertisement and decided taxidermy was something he wanted to try on his own.
Curt Shahan sees taxidermy as art.
Does taxidermy violate ArtPrize rules.
After watching this ad for Chuck Testa's Taxidermy you might ask yourself, is chuck a victim of his own business.
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