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capeskin, noun

Forms:
Also Cape skin.
Origin:
EnglishShow more Cape + English skin hide or pelt.
obsolescent
Originally, a soft gloving or clothing leather made from South African hair sheepskin; a sheepskin so used; later, any such leather; Cape leather, see Cape sense 3. Also attributive.
1911 Farmer’s Weekly 4 Oct. 122East London and Capetown brokers fear that sheepskins may come down in sympathy with the wool market. The Bay quotations are as follows:..Capeskins 26– Capeskins, damaged 06 — 07.
1959 Observer (U.K.) 5 Apr. 13The supplest and lightest weight of capeskin leathers, silky to the touch, printed in delicate marbled designs.
Originally, a soft gloving or clothing leather made from South African hair sheepskin; a sheepskin so used; later, any such leather; Cape leather, see Cape3. Also attributive.

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