Definitions

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

Etymologies

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toad +‎ skin

Examples

  • Steinberger nails Powell's toadskin to the wall, writing that When Powell was appointed secretary of state, such was his stature at home and abroad that he was widely expected to be the new administration's vicar of foreign policy.

    From the "Don't Panic" department...

  • "A toadskin, ma," replied Billy, shutting up Colburn with a farewell glance of contempt.

    A Brace Of Boys 1867, From "Little Brother"

  • Roger retorted by sending Andrew (for his next birthday) two volumes of Brann the Iconoclast bound in what Robert Cortes Holliday calls "embossed toadskin."

    The Haunted Bookshop

  • "A toadskin, ma," replied Billy, shutting up Oolburn with a farewell glance of contempt.

    Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor

  • However, like some of our western medical men, he did not confess his ignorance, but proceeded to prescribe a huge dose of boiling water, to be followed a little later by a compound of pulverized deer's horn and dried toadskin.

    A Chinese Wonder Book

  • Robinson Crusoe, and every time I make a toadskin I'll gouge a piece out of one side of the stick, and every time I spend one I'll gouge a piece out of the other. "

    Humorous Masterpieces from American Literature

  • Well, I'll tell you how I'll keep my accounts; I'll have a stick like Robinson Crusoe, and every time I make a toadskin I'll gouge a piece out of one side of the stick, and every time I spend one I'll gouge a piece out of the other. "

    A Brace Of Boys 1867, From "Little Brother"

  • Well, I tell you how I'll keep my accounts: I'll have a stick like Robinson Crusoe, and every time I make a toadskin I'll gouge a piece out of one side of the stick, and every time I spend one I'll gouge a piece out of the other. "

    Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor

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