One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The untanned hide of an animal.
hide, pelt, fleeceView synonyms
- ‘Sometimes the fresh hide (greenhide) was used for making whips and hinges and the tanned hides were used for saddlery.’
- ‘Both greenhide and rawhide become hard when dry and have to be oiled and worked a lot to keep them flexible.’
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