- ox + hide (Wiktionary)
“Jasper spun, firing off several shots from his ray gun at Bobby before he hit the taut oxhide and was hurled back up into the air, wheeling his legs in kicks and punches to knock out the gangsters who grabbed at his knees.”
“Cold drops fell on my face; snow had melted from our heat and seeped through the oxhide canopy.”
“Her belly was taut as an oxhide wineskin and made gurgling sounds, and her thighs were soft and puffy.”
“Artifacts related to metalworking on display include oxhide-shaped ingots of Cypriot copper, crucibles and molds, and finished bronze tools such as axes, picks, chisels, a saw, and a trident.”
“But do some of you toil at the oars in turn, sitting man by man; and half of you raise your shields of oxhide, a ready defence against the darts of the enemy, and guard our return.”
“At this stage entered musicians blowing upon horns such as they use for signal calls, and trumpeting on trumpets, made of raw oxhide, tunes and airs, like the music of the double-octave harp138.”
“They stood in rows of about a hundred each, like the rows of dancers in a chorus, standing vis-a-vis to one another, and all bearing wicker shields, made of white oxhide, shaggy, and shaped like an ivy leaf; in the right hand they brandished a javelin about six cubits long, with a lance in front, and rounded like a ball at the butt end of the shaft.”
“So they sat silent in their craft for fear, and did not loose the sheets throughout the black, hollow ship, nor lowered the sail of their dark-prowed vessel, but as they had set it first of all with oxhide ropes, so they kept sailing on; for a rushing south wind hurried on the swift ship from behind.”
“A silver-studded sword hangs from an oxhide strap around his shoulders.”
“They were light wooden carts, covered with either oxhide or wicker work.”
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