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  • n. Plural form of oxhide.

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Examples

  • For even now it is an abomination with the Colchians to burn dead men with fire; nor is it lawful to place them in the earth and raise a mound above, but to wrap them in untanned oxhides and suspend them from trees far from the city.

    The Argonautica

  • But despite the small demand for beef and butter a good many cattle are raised; for oxen are needed for the plowing and carting, oxhides have a steady sale, and there is a regular call for beehives for the hecatombs at the great public sacrifices.

    A Day in Old Athens; a Picture of Athenian Life

  • Ajax received it on his shield, which was made of seven folds of oxhides and an eighth fold of solid brass.

    The Story of Troy

  • He wanted next a bag with some provisions; they had to make one out of fifteen oxhides, and they filled it with food, and away he went down the hill with the bag on his back and the club on his shoulder.

    Folk Tales Every Child Should Know

  • a mound above, but to wrap them in untanned oxhides and suspend them from trees far from the city.

    The Argonautica

  • Bind them about thy hands; thou shalt learn and tell another how skilled I am to carve the dry oxhides and to spatter men’s cheeks with blood.”

    The Argonautica

  • Bind them about thy hands; thou shalt learn and tell another how skilled I am to carve the dry oxhides and to spatter men's cheeks with blood. "

    The Argonautica

  • "A sick person," writes Galton (190), "meets with no compassion; he is pushed out of his hut by his relations away from the fire into the cold; they do all they can to expedite his death, and when he appears to be dying, they heap oxhides over him till he is suffocated.

    Primitive Love and Love-Stories

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