from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the skin of a cat, or leather made therefrom

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The fur or furry pelt of the cat.


cat +‎ skin (Wiktionary)


  • In a desperate last throw of the dice, Baldrick is sent to the House of Lords and Blackadder is left with nothing but a catskin windcheater and a broken turnip.

    Archive 2007-04-15

  • Elizabeth - oh, forgot to mention that Malcolm Jones mentions a Dutch illustration of a humble pedlar carrying a tabby catskin, so perhaps tabby cats were only high-status when alive!

    The Witch’s Cat

  • White cats don't seem to be very common, as far as I've noticed, so perhaps white catskin had a rarity value.

    The Witch’s Cat

  • So re the volva, perhaps the important thing was it being a WHITE catskin?

    The Witch’s Cat

  • Malcolm Jones mentions catskin as being a very low-status fur sold only by the lowest sort of pedlar.

    The Witch’s Cat

  • Carlos left Chris with the cleanup; while he was scrubbing the plates and pan with water he boiled on the stove, Carlos walked over to the tent and produced a small catskin flask from one of the saddlebags.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • The three men standing carried rifles, but they were still hanging by their shoulder straps; the two kneeling on the ground, he noticed, weren't wearing Union parkas, but instead catskin jackets.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • The fur-lined collar of his catskin jacket was pulled up around his face; his eyes gazed into some abyss only he could see.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Now he wore a catskin serape over his patched URS parka, a carbine slung on its strap from his shoulder.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Out in front of the grange hall, vendors and craftspeople were setting up tents; the early arrivals had already put out their wares upon benches and tables: handmade clothing, catskin boots and gloves, cookware and cutlery, labor-saving devices for the frontier home both complex and simple, hand-carved children's toys.

    Asimov's Science Fiction


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