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Hidebound meaning

hidebound - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Untractable; bigoted; obstinately and blindly or stupidly conservative.
  2. 2. Niggardly; penurious.
  3. 3. Having the skin adhering so closely to the ribs and back as not to be easily loosened or raised; - said of an animal.
  4. 4. Having the bark so close and constricting that it impedes the growth; - said of trees.
  5. 5. Having the skin too tight.

hidebound - examples of usage

  1. The animal, as a rule, is emaciated, has a staring coat, and is hidebound. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. " The newer countries of the West and our own Colonies do not seem quite so hidebound. - "The Squire's Daughter", Silas K(itto) Hocking.
  3. They murmured that English was a hidebound New- Englander who was incapable of appreciating the expansive ideals of Western life, and that Gowdy, city- born and city- bred, was wholly out of sympathy with the sturdy aims and wholesome ambitions of the farm and prairie. - "Under the Skylights", Henry Blake Fuller.
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