American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The skin of a doe, deer, or goat.
- n. Leather made from this skin, used especially for gloves.
- n. A fine, soft, smooth woolen fabric.
- n. A densely napped finish for certain woolen fabrics, such as flannel.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The skin of a doe.
- n. A very close and compact woolen cloth, smoothly finished on the face, made for wearing-apparel, especially for men.
- n. An enameled cloth finished on one side to resemble leather in color.
- adj. Manufactured from doeskin.
- n. uncountable Leather from the skin of a female deer or sheep.
- n. countable The hide of a doe, as opposed to a buck.
- n. countable A glove made of doeskin leather; usually constructed in plural.
- n. uncountable A very soft, close-napped fabric, especially of high quality.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The skin of the doe.
- n. A firm woolen cloth with a smooth, soft surface like a doe's skin; -- made for men's wear.
- n. soft leather from deerskin or lambskin
- n. a fine smooth soft woolen fabric
- From doe + skin. (Wiktionary)
“His dress suited his pretensions -- the soft rich broadcloth which tailors called doeskin, and linen of a fineness rare outside the eastern cities.”
“Old men and governors wore broadcloth; "full dress" was broadcloth with "doeskin" trousers; and there were seen men of all ages to whom a hat meant only that rigid, tall silk thing known to impudence as a "stove-pipe.”
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“The Indian in the story will, of course, be shirtless, wear fringed doeskin pants, and a feather in his hair.”
“Today he was resplendent in a well-tailored riding coat of cobalt superfine, a figured waistcoat of sky blue marcella, white doeskin trousers, and highly polished black Hessians.”
“A gaudy dresser who at one point favored gold satin shirts, gold velvet ties and a purple doeskin suit, Tynan burst into journalism at a young age and later served as literary manager for Britain's renowned National Theatre.”
“Philemon picked out a pair of doeskin hose and put them on the bed.”
“She was royally dressed by Apache standards, in a fine beaded doeskin tunic, fringed below the knee, which must have taken a dozen squaws a week to chew; her moccasins had bright geometric patterns, a lace scarf was bound about her brows, and there was enough silver and beadwork round her neck to start a bazaar.”
“And I knew the 'Paches well enough, God help me; I was even married to one for a spell, banns, beads, buffalo-dance and all, and a spanking little wild beast she was, too, with her peach-brown satin skin and hot black eyes, and those white doeskin leggings up to her thighs with the tiny silver bells all down the sides ...”
“He upset the hot tea on his doeskin lap and made several very gratifying noises.”
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Words from the art of making gloves.
Woven, knit and tatted fabrics. Other kinds of cloth, such as tapa and chamois are not included.
A list from the 1911 edition of "Words: Their Spelling, Pronunciation, Definition, Application" by the Gregg Publishing Company.
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