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rawhide

[raw-hahyd] /ˈrɔˌhaɪd/
noun
1.
untanned skin of cattle or other animals.
2.
a rope or whip made of rawhide.
verb (used with object), rawhided, rawhiding.
3.
to whip with a rawhide.
Origin of rawhide
1650-1660
1650-60; raw + hide2
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  • An up-curl was steamed on the prow of each, and rawhide lashings held all to the crossbars.

    Rolf In The Woods Ernest Thompson Seton
  • He had been writhing in his rawhide bonds, in a furious struggle to break loose.

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
  • This night we slept on rawhide springs, a piece of matting for a mattress.

    On the Mexican Highlands William Seymour Edwards
  • Then they put a handle on the grooved stone and fastened it with rawhide.

  • "Then step out here," said the teacher, as he took up the rawhide.

    The Hero of Manila Rossiter Johnson
  • He covered the towers with rawhide to protect them from any kind of missile.

  • Next I filled one of the rawhide panniers with brush, and lashed it across Jones' neck for a back rest.

    A Man in the Open Roger Pocock
  • Then he picked up a rawhide, and began to ply it freely over my shoulders.

    Behind the Scenes Elizabeth Keckley
  • During the night the rawhide might continue to shrink a little in the dry air, but the darkness and chill would quiet the snake.

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
  • “What you want is a rawhide,” said McCloud, eying young Byram.

    A Young Man in a Hurry Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for rawhide

rawhide

/ˈrɔːˌhaɪd/
noun
1.
untanned hide
2.
a whip or rope made of strips cut from such a hide
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Word Origin and History for rawhide
n.

"material cut from untanned skins of cattle," 1650s, from raw (adj.) + hide (n.1).

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