- the art of preparing and preserving the skins of animals and of stuffing and mounting them in lifelike form.
Origin of taxidermy
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Examples from the Web for taxidermy
Putin suggested that all the West wanted was to turn the Russian bear into “taxidermy.”After His Disastrous Annual Press Conference, Putin Needs A Hug
December 18, 2014
The society is a taxidermy academy and literary society, among other things.
Some of the stuffed animals that have come out of the taxidermy classes are on display in the new institution.
Every other week I see a new advert or tweet or something online advertising a taxidermy workshop.
And we live in an age when taxidermy is featured not just in bars and apartments but prominently in contemporary art.
But whatever you began with him, the talk went back to taxidermy.My Antonia
The author was the first who submitted some useful principles for taxidermy.
The dark colour is unavoidable, at all events in the present state of taxidermy.
Never had the business of taxidermy been so profitable as in those days.The Bird Study Book
Thomas Gilbert Pearson
Taxidermy was the only art in which he was able to do anything profitable.In the Roar of the Sea
- the art or process of preparing, stuffing, and mounting animal skins so that they have a lifelike appearance
C19: from Greek taxis arrangement + -dermy, from Greek derma skin
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Word Origin and History for taxidermy
1820, from Greek taxis "arrangement," from tassein "arrange" (see tactics) + derma "skin."
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