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  • n. Plural form of pigskin.


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  • Early footballs were made from inflated pig bladders and somehow got the name pigskins.

  • There are no actual snaps taken on stage – with just three actors playing athletes, that would be hard – and even the tossing of pigskins is kept to a minimum.

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  • At Monday's practice at Waterstone College, Mexico goalkeeping coach Alberto Aguilar kicked bouncing "pigskins," as the oblong-shaped American footballs are called, to his three charges

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  • Why are pigskins and barbecue so popular at football watching parties?

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  • After the Academy Awards, we imagine ourselves strolling red carpets with bodacious arm-candy; after the NFL draft, we're sprinting down spot-lit fields with pigskins securely cradled in our arms; after the Olympics, we're lobbing javelins further than massive Czechs with unpronounceable surnames.

    David Bledin: Cappuccinos With Mussolini

  • There's Napoleon's uncle, a former high-school football jock who continually throws pigskins past a camera on a tripod to show that he's still got it, then shows the videos to anyone who'll watch.

    The "I Got Nothin'" Review: Napoleon Dynamite

  • This is done out of pigskins and out of hockey pucks and it's bracelets for $9.99, necklace for $11.99 if you want to give your favorite team.

    CNN Transcript Nov 25, 2006

  • One variety of chicharrones has been a long time favorite of mine ... the type of pigskins in a bag like potato chips.

    Unmentionable Cuisine

  • Then, when you have come down the age-worn steps without breaking your neck, you have done the House of Miranda, and may lend yourself with what emotion you choose to the fact that this ancient seat of hidalgos has now fallen to the low industry of preparing pigskins to be wine-skins.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • First he drew the larger bag over Numa's head and secured it about his neck with the draw string, then he managed, after considerable effort, during which he barely escaped being torn to ribbons by the mighty talons, to hog-tie Numa -- drawing his four legs together and securing them in that position with the strips trimmed from the pigskins.

    Tarzan the Untamed


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