American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The hide of a lamb, especially when dressed without removing the fleece, as for a garment.
- n. Leather made from the dressed hide of a lamb.
- n. Parchment made from such hide.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The furred or woolly skin of a lamb, either of natural color or dyed, prepared for use in dress or in the ornamenting of costume, for mats, etc; also, collectively, material so prepared from lambs' skins. The finest lambskins are the Persian, which are either gray or black, and rank among costly furs. Hungarian and Spanish lambskins are used especially in the national costume for men, a jacket or short coat being made wholly of this material. Prussian lambskins are used for coat-cuffs and coat-collars. One of the best-known varieties is astrakhan.
- n. The skin of a lamb, or collectively the skins of lambs, freed from wool and dressed for making gloves, etc.
- n. Woolen cloth made to resemble lambskin.
- n. Anthracite coal of inferior quality (culm).
- To beat.
- n. The skin of a very young sheep, especially prepared with the fleece still attached. This is a very fine form of leather.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The skin of a lamb; especially, a skin dressed with the wool on, and used as a mat. Also used adjectively.
- n. A kind of woolen.
- n. the skin of a lamb with the wool still on
- n. skin of a sheep or goat prepared for writing on
- from lamb + skin (Wiktionary)
“Between the fourth and sixth century BC, they used to put milk in lambskin bags, which they carried about on their waists.”
“Ms. Held, whose label is sold in high-end stores like Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue, seeks out pliant materials such as lambskin or washed cottons.”
“These days, softer leathers such as lambskin and goatskin are popular alternatives to old-fashioned leathers such as cowhide and horsehide.”
“This season's creative director Francesco Russo uses materials such as lambskin, lizard-embroidered goatskin metallic calfskin, eel skin that overlaps and conveys his 'dream' of mermaids, birds and shadows into his design of the new collections.”
“Many went native, adopting Caucasian dress—the burka (a sleeveless felt cloak), and papakha (lambskin hat)—seducing mountain women, learning local languages, entering into blood pacts with the mountaineers.”
“The designers made luxury statements with lush textures, including jacquard, lambskin and of course, fur, particularly mink.”
“Becoming more enthusiastic about the subject, Mr. Redd went on to describe, in hilarious detail, his imaginary "total black and white apartment" featuring, "an under-furnished ballroom with chalky plaster walls, an ivory terrazzo floor with a small black star in the center, three pairs of leaded French doors and four Jean-Michel Frank club chairs on a lambskin rug.”
“The beauty of birth is the newness of thy own skin, unscathed, no scratches, abrasions, just luminous skin that has the softness of an Alpaca lambskin rug.”
“As for fashion, I could peek in at what wasn't in garment bags and boxes, and saw quirky-twee jewelry by Rachel Pfeffer, a few denim and leopard-print purses, a silk & lambskin dress by Saint Chic, fuschia and orange capelets by Imani Danali, and stone necklaces by Ai'Kan.”
“Mr. Welden was sanguine about the prospects for KiS 's $400 lambskin gym mat, its barbells and jump rope.”
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Woven, knit and tatted fabrics. Other kinds of cloth, such as tapa and chamois are not included.
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