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Calfskin   Listen
noun
Calfskin  n.  The hide or skin of a calf; or leather made of the skin.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Calfskin" Quotes from Famous Books



... disdained the boatman's cowhide shoes, nor would he put on the pair of big Suarrow boots proffered by one of his followers. He insisted on wearing, as usual, his tight-fitting, neat, elegant city-boots of polished calfskin. ...
— A Dream of Empire - Or, The House of Blennerhassett • William Henry Venable

... it clear then, and put a line under it to show those are my special words. Hast thee done it? Then now start afresh. I give and bequeath my book o' sermons, as is bound in good calfskin, and lies on the third shelf o' corner cupboard at the right hand o' t' fire-place, to Philip Hepburn; for I reckon he's as fond o' reading sermons as thee art o' light, well-boiled paste, and I'd be glad for each on ye to have somewhat ye like for to remember me ...
— Sylvia's Lovers, Vol. I • Elizabeth Gaskell



Words linked to "Calfskin" :   leather, box calf, calf



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