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Lambskin   Listen
noun
Lambskin  n.  
1.
The skin of a lamb; especially, a skin dressed with the wool on, and used as a mat. Also used adjectively.
2.
A kind of woolen.






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"Lambskin" Quotes from Famous Books



... knows what tortures, until having, by some miracle, disguised himself as a eunuch, he made his escape. Little cared the black-browed youths and maidens about Peter's parents. They merely remarked, that if he only had a new coat, a red sash, a black lambskin cap with a smart blue crown on his head, a Turkish sabre by his side, a whip in one hand and a pipe with handsome mountings in the other, he would surpass all the young men. But the pity was, that ...
— Taras Bulba and Other Tales • Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol

... different from modern books in the same way that printed books are different from monastic Bibles: they are malleable. Time was, a "book" was something produced by many months' labor by a scribe, usually a monk, on some kind of durable and sexy substrate like foetal lambskin. [ILLUMINATED BIBLE] Gutenberg's xerox machine changed all that, changed a book into something that could be simply run off a press in a few minutes' time, on substrate more suitable to ass-wiping than exaltation in a place of honor in the cathedral. The Gutenberg press meant ...
— Ebooks: Neither E, Nor Books • Cory Doctorow

... bring me back some good Astrakhan lambskin for a cape,' said Frau Lenore. 'They're wonderfully good, I ...
— The Torrents of Spring • Ivan Turgenev

... cheerful at the private audience.—This gentleman was never arrayed in maroon or scarlet; even at home he would not wear red or purple. In hot weather he wore unlined linen clothes, but always over other garments. Over lambskin he wore black; over fawn he wore white; over fox-skin he wore yellow. At home he wore a long fur robe with the right sleeve short. He always had his night-gown half as long again as his body. In the house he wore fox- or badger-skin ...
— The Crest-Wave of Evolution • Kenneth Morris

... breast, and so sat till the brakeman passing through shouted, "Winnipeg! All change!" Then he rose, thanked with stiff and formal politeness his seat-mate for his courtesy, put on his long overcoat lined with lambskin and adorned with braid, placed his lambskin cap upon his head, and so stood looking more than ever like a ...
— The Foreigner • Ralph Connor



Words linked to "Lambskin" :   broadtail, parchment, vellum, pelt, fur, Persian lamb, sheepskin



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