Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Soft leather made from sheepskin, used especially for gloves.

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  • n. A soft sheepskin leather especially used for gloves.

Etymologies

After Cape of Good Hope .
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • She is his deepest innocence in spaces of bough and hay before wishes were given a separate name to warn that they might not come true, and his lithe Parisian daughter of joy, beneath the eternal mirror, forswearing perfumes, capeskin to the armpits, all that is too easy, for his impoverishment and more worthy love.

    Gravity's Rainbow

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