from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The hide of a bull; loosely, any very heavy hide or skin.


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  • She turned on the boss man after stepping daintily over his bull-hide tail.

    Silver Zombie

  • The first few stabs were uneventful, though it took several tries to get through the bull-hide.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • They travel from their own country in the south-east, and advance through the jungle, and when about to approach the herds, stoop down, covering their bodies with their shields of bull-hide.

    How I Found Livingstone

  • The glittering javelin pierced the tough bull-hide;

    The Iliad of Homer

  • The greave, and the dart, and the warrior's heart in its sevenfold casing of tough bull-hide.

    The Frogs

  • Holding their spears and bull-hide bucklers casually, here in the midst of people loyal to Rand, they kept a watch on anything that moved near him.

    A Crown of Swords

  • She whirled to confront him, spear ready in one hand, round bull-hide buckler in the other.

    A Crown of Swords

  • The one-eyed man and several others raised their bull-hide bucklers toward her and rattled spears against them.

    Lord of Chaos

  • Then the smile left Sepiriz and his eyes narrowed: He lashed at his twin horses with a bull-hide whip, so that blood laced the flanks of the great black steeds and they galloped even faster down the steep mountain.

    Storm Bringer

  • Yet something hindered me: it was my heavy shield of dappled bull-hide.

    The Bull From The Sea


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