Definitions

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  • n. The skin of an elk, or leather made therefrom.

Etymologies

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elk +‎ skin

Examples

  • She was tall and slender, wearing an elkskin dress, the sleeves open and hanging, no beads or quills or ornamentation of any kind, fringed at the bottom where it came to just below her knees.

    The Chisholms

  • She was wearing a worn and greasy two-piece garment, skirt and cape of elkskin hide ornamented with porcupine quills, many of which had fallen loose.

    The Chisholms

  • "Never tried before you acquired those _beautiful_ gray elkskin boots with the _ravishing_ hobnails in 'em," chaffed Bob.

    The Rules of the Game

  • Its graceful head protruded from the elkskin robe just over Snana's shoulder.

    Old Indian Days

  • She was beautifully dressed for the part in a marvelous, becoming costume of whipcord -- short skirt, high laced elkskin boots and the rest of it; but in all her magnificence she had sat down on the ground, her back to the cliff, her legs across the trail, and was so tired out that she could hardly muster interest enough to pull them in out of the way of our horses 'hoofs.

    The Mountains

  • Its graceful head protruded from the elkskin robe just over

    Old Indian Days

  • When these were filled, the sweet liquid was poured into larger buckets, and the buckets were emptied into bags of elkskin containing perhaps a hundred gallons.

    Pioneers in Canada

  • His tap-room was the fireplace cupboard, and it was visited while we ate our supper, by men in elkskin trousers, and caps and hooded capotes of blue cloth.

    Lazarre

  • Sometimes the men would have a bearskin or elkskin for a toga; more often they made their togas by piecing together the skins of wolves, mountain lions, wolverines, wild cats, beavers, and otters.

    Canyons of the Colorado

  • At the same time I wore a pair of elkskin pants, which most effectually prevented the air from penetrating to the skin, and made an excellent defense against brush and thorns.

    The Prairie Traveler A Hand-book for Overland Expeditions

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