American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The short, soft, silky fur of a mole.
- n. A heavy-napped cotton twill fabric.
- n. Clothing, especially trousers, of this fabric.
- n. A soft material, often with an adhesive backing, used especially on the feet to protect against chafing.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The skin of a mole.
- n. A kind of fustian, double-twilled and extra strong, and cropped before dyeing.
- Made of or resembling moleskin: as, a moleskin vest; a moleskin purse.
- n. The fur of a mole
- n. A cotton twill fabric with a heavy velvety nap
- n. in the plural clothing made of this fabric
- n. A padded adhesive bandage used to prevent or treat blisters
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Any fabric having a thick soft shag, like the fur of a mole; esp., a kind of strong twilled fustian.
- n. A soft fabric having an adhesive backing, applied to the skin at points susceptible to abrasion, as on the feet, to prevent irritation or blistering during exercise, such as hiking.
- n. a durable cotton fabric with a velvety nap
“Clothing made from moleskin is noted for its softness and durability.”
“A moleskin is also a skin coloured piece of covering for the genital area of a female.”
“A diluted version of the same approach can often be found in the author photos of contemporary male novelists, although the pipe has become metaphorical and moleskin is the new tweed.”
“Penguins, as everybody knows, are deathly afraid of moles, so disguising yourself as one by donning a moleskin is a highly effective means of self-preservation in case of penguin attack.”
“Tall and thin and angular (he imagined he looked like Henry Clay, and he was of similar build), dressed in what was known as moleskin, a tan-colored goods looking strangely like rough-finished kid, the trousers so skin-tight and so firmly strapped under the shoe that he had to assume a sitting posture with considerable deliberation and care.”
“I am guessing the minimalist actually did mean "moleskin", a product to put on your feet to prevent / treat the blisters you tend to get when portaging a bunch of crap on your back for long distances?”
“FWIW and apologies if you knew this already but decided to have a bit of fun anyhow, I am guessing the minimalist actually did mean "moleskin", a product to put on your feet to prevent / treat the blisters you tend to get when portaging a bunch of crap on your back for long distances.”
“He was better dressed than the majority, in expensive "moleskin" trousers from the store, a clean blue gingham shirt, a gaudy red sash, and an antique gold-embroidered waistcoat that had originated Heaven knows where.”
“There is a kind of moleskin Russian cloth called the _shikin maghut_, of various shades, colours and qualities, which commands a ready sale both in Khorassan and Sistan, although its price is high and its quality and dye not particularly good.”
“If you have any fighting material such as moleskin, gaffs, knives, shipping boxes, drop pens, boxing gloves, gamecock feed, the list goes on you are guilty and subject to $1000 FINE and six months in jail for every count.”
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