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hidebound

(hīd′bound′)
adj.
Having abnormally dry, stiff skin that adheres closely to the underlying flesh. Used of domestic animals such as cattle.

hidebound

said of skin that is not easily lifted from the subcutaneous tissue. Occurs in emaciated animals because of the absence of fat and connective tissue rather than absence of fluid.
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HIDEBOUND laid claim to being the best recruit seen so far this season when maintaining his unbeaten record with a hugely impressive performance in the Mitie Group Kennel Gate Novices' Hurdle at Ascot.
Hidebound laid claim to being the best recruit seen so far this season when maintaining his unbeaten record with an impressive performance in the Mitie Group Kennel Gate Novices' Hurdle.
It challenges the idea of Neandertals as hidebound simpletons less adaptable than modern humans.
While ostensibly accepting a variety of nontraditional assignments its core believers consider extraneous and burdensome--peacekeeping, humanitarian assistance, and the like--and zealously trumpeting itself as the revolutionary vanguard for a new age of third-wave, fourth-generation cyberwar, the military has remained stubbornly wedded to a hidebound conception of war and self.
This language vibrates with the joy of wreaking havoc, and it captures the admiration of a less hidebound reader.
Its movement vocabulary is hidebound with tradition, and its depiction of a contemporary woman's anger is wearyingly superficial.
We have raving liberals and hidebound conservatives.
Later, when Michel opened his restaurant, Citrus, on Melrose, I was again impressed by the skillful execution of the dishes, but taken even more with his innovative, often amusing breaks from the hidebound rigors of French cuisine.
Still, Tolan is calling for a radical transformation that could expose some of the most hidebound industries to daunting technological and commercial risks.
military's hidebound culture and outdated procurement system are slowing down efforts to improve cyber defenses against increasingly sophisticated network attacks, said Navy Adm.
We need to look to the future, not be hidebound by the past, if we are to develop the business models between tenants and landowners that will be the key to realising the huge potential of British farming.
I WAS encouraged stance taken Liverpool University regarding the sale and disgusted at taken by the management t ry and block these (ECHO, Oct 21) hidebound officials remember, they freedom they because of the by the forces fighting world wars and continuing to John I was told that there would be no charity for "asylum seekers" -the peoplewhoarrive here with only the clothes they stand up in