mole skin

moleskin

[mohl-skin]
noun
1.
the soft, deep-gray, fragile fur of the mole.
2.
a strong and heavy napped, twilled cotton fabric used for sportswear and work clothing.
3.
moleskins, a garment, especially trousers, of this fabric.
4.
a soft, usually adhesive-backed fabric applied to the feet or other areas of the body to prevent irritation or abrasion.

Origin:
1660–70; mole1 + skin

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moleskin (ˈməʊlˌskɪn)
 
n
1.  the dark grey dense velvety pelt of a mole, used as a fur
2.  a hard-wearing cotton fabric of twill weave used for work clothes, etc
3.  (modifier) made from moleskin: a moleskin waistcoat

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