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late 15c., from ox + hide (n.1).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for ox-hide

Historical Examples

  • Eumaios was busy making a pair of sandals from an ox-hide, for his own use.

    Odysseus, the Hero of Ithaca


  • I went and lifted the skin, which appeared like an ox-hide; he then said, "What skin you think that?"

  • "An ox-hide to make buskins of yearly, because of the brambles," echoed the Kitchener.

    The Monastery

    Sir Walter Scott

  • But he sat blinking on his ox-hide in the middle of the hall.

    Rewards and Fairies

    Rudyard Kipling

  • He offered him 3,000 ducats for as much ground as he could compass with an ox-hide.