American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The untanned hide of cattle or other animals.
- n. A whip or rope made of rawhide.
- v. To beat with a rawhide whip.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The material of untanned skins of cattle, very hard and tough when twisted in strips for ropes or the like, and dried.
- n. A riding-whip made of twisted rawhide.
- Made of rawhide: as, a rawhide whip.
- n. Untanned hide.
- v. transitive To clear (a pump) of sediment by starting and stopping it repeatedly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A cowhide, or coarse riding whip, made of untanned (or raw) hide twisted.
- n. untanned hide especially of cattle; cut in strips it is used for whips and ropes
- raw + hide (Wiktionary)
“The problem with the rawhide is that the ants like it better than the dog!”
“Beneath the wagon was always swung a "rawhide" -- a dried, untanned, unscraped cow's hide, fastened by its four corners beneath the wagon bed.”
“In the northern Mexican states, especially Sonora, these ropes used to lasso animals from on horseback sometimes are -- or anyway were -- woven of strands of rawhide, which is elastic.”
“American cowboys, perhaps confusing the Spanish dale with English dally, began to understand, maybe at the cost of an eye or two, and in their own lingo called the rawhide lariats dally ropes.”
“Rumpled and flinty-looking, with a kind of rawhide, folksy sincerity, Russell epitomized the rugged and independent spirit of the West.”
“To many treats, such as rawhide or bones will change your dogs stool.”
“A great many of the men are wholly without shoes and use every expedient, such as rawhide moccasins and sandals and even wrapping the feet in pieces of woolen and cotton cloth. ”
“A few museums own some of his works—massive canvases of ragged swaths of black and a primary color that resemble rawhide—but his last large exhibition was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1979-80.”
“Also available in audio, e-book, and rawhide editions.”
“Most people in Fredericksburg remember Scott Panetti as he walked around town in rawhide boots or moccasins he'd made himself, dressed in buckskin clothes with knives strapped around his waist, or else dressed up in camouflage.”
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