Definitions

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  • n. the skin of a fish

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The skin of a fish (dog fish, shark, etc.)
  • n. See Ichthyosis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The skin of fish; especially, this skin made into a sort of shagreen.

Etymologies

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fish +‎ skin

Examples

  • Various entities, private and public, issued their own — they typically did not last very long but the Journal article, as noted above, goes through the wide range of forms they took, from paper to leather, metal, fishskin parchment, and lots of other things.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » California’s IOUs and their Depression-Era Predecessors

  • He looked at fishskin scrolls covered with writing in grease-based ink and did not comprehend.

    Ensign Flandry

  • In summer their clothing is of sealskin and fishskin; and in winter it is of the thicker reindeer hides.

    A Treasury of Eskimo Tales

  • There was a girdle round her loins made of dried puff-balls strung together, and a fishskin pouch hung from that, in which were the charms she used in her prophesying.

    Gudrid the Fair A Tale of the Discovery of America

  • If you had worn a boy's coat, or a fishskin, always, I had sense enough to see that it was a saint at play.

    The Mermaid A Love Tale

  • When the coffee was ready they put in a little bit of salt to give it flavor, then set the coffee kettle on the ground and put into it a small piece of dried fishskin to clarify it and precipitate the grounds at the bottom of the kettle.

    The Land of the Long Night

  • a fishskin with floats on it for herself, and she used to get into the sea, from the opening of an old cellar, at night, and push herself about with a pole.

    The Mermaid A Love Tale

  • There’s a new type made out of some sort of fishskin.

    Tai-Pan

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