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1
Brit a place of concealment, usually disguised to appear as part of the natural environment, used by hunters, birdwatchers, etc.

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2
the skin of an animal, esp the tough thick skin of a large mammal, either tanned or raw

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3
an obsolete Brit unit of land measure, varying in magnitude from about 60 to 120 acres

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a communal land allotment in England in the early Middle Ages. It was tilled by members of the so-called extended family. The most common size of the hide was 120 acres of plowable land. As a result of the fragmentation of peasant agriculture and the impoverishment of the ceorls during the development of feudalism, by the tenth century the virgate (one-fourth of a hide) became the land allotment for many peasants. Eventually, the hide became a unit of land measurement.

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(materials)
A raw or dressed pelt, especially from a large, adult animal such as a cow.
(vertebrate zoology)
Outer covering of an animal.

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(dreams)
In daily life we hide from things that we don’t want to deal with or we hide from danger. As children we played the game of “hide and go seek, ”while as adults we enjoy “chase and discovery.” The emotional tone of your dream will reveal its meaning. If you are hiding out of danger, then you should consider those things in your life that propose a threat to you. They could be internal forces or environmental conditions. Generally, we attempt to hide our own negativity and mistakes. This dream may call for an honest reflection on personal characteristics and an evaluation of how much fear influences our lives and decision-making.
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Presently men began coming to the door to report that he had not been found, but she made him hide and be silent until she had sent them away.
Cautiously I slipped from under the buffalo hide, got up on my knees and peered over the side of the wagon.
There can be no outrage, methinks, against our common nature -- whatever be the delinquencies of the individual -- no outrage more flagrant than to forbid the culprit to hide his face for shame; as it was the essence of this punishment to do.
But answer me only jest this one more -- now DON'T git mad; didn't you have it in your mind to hook the money and hide it?
As I looked, one of them snorted, rose and shook the dew from his hide.
I am two Mowglis, but the hide of Shere Khan is under my feet.
When he saw that his mother was going to bake, he determined to hide.
Even did she know her," returned Lothario, "I would hide nothing, for when a lover praises his lady's beauty, and charges her with cruelty, he casts no imputation upon her fair name; at any rate, all I can say is that yesterday I made a sonnet on the ingratitude of this Chloris, which goes thus:
His sword leaped forth from beneath the horse's hide with the speed born of long practice, and before Robin had come to guard, the other had smitten at him full and foul.
I would hide my person in the same way, were it not that daily I have to attend the office where I have to be constantly on my guard against my fellows.
The property intended to be hidden is then laid in, after having been well aired: a hide is spread over it, and dried grass, brush, and stones thrown in, and trampled down until the pit is filled to the neck.
East and West and North and South, Wash thy hide and close thy mouth.