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sheepskin

  • n  tanned skin of a sheep with the fleece left on; used for clothing
  • n  skin of a sheep or goat prepared for writing on
  • n  a document certifying the successful completion of a course of study

  • He obliged with a gig about a Hellenic astronaut named Costas with a big Zorba mustache and a sheepskin vest over his spacesuit.
  • Gaucho rebels, former "cowboys," swung over their shoulders brilliantly dyed saddle blankets of sheepskin.
  • The sheepskin can be washed repeatedly, provided it is well rinsed.
News & Articles

  • Oldest known Torah scroll found in Italy
    ROME -- An Italian expert in Hebrew manuscripts said May 29 he has discovered the oldest known complete Torah scroll, a sheepskin document dating from 1155-1225.
    June 22, 2013 - Eureka Times-Standard
Quotes

  • Zahi Hawass in TopNews
    To cover with sheepskin means he was not clean, he did something bad in his life,Hawass said.
  • Joe Horn in USA Today
    It's cool. But don't get me wrong, the New York Giants are still playing a home game,Saints wide receiver Joe Horn said Wednesday. "Everybody can put sheepskin over their eyes and act like it's not a home game for the Giants, but we all...
  • Jeb Hensarling in MiamiHerald.com
    Make no mistake about it,said Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, the chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee. "This bill is a government-run, socialized medicine wolf masquerading in the sheepskin of children's health care."

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