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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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[hīd]
(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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A moment before, she had known nothing which she would have sought to hide.
Whatever else she has seen of me, she has not seen the mark on my neck -- it is too far back, and too high up; my hair hides it.
Dick, with an air of mystery, after imparting this confidence to me, one Wednesday; 'who's the man that hides near our house and frightens her?
No man knows whither they have gone, or whether they live or are now but hides and bones.
The Golden Girl in every place Hides and reveals her lovely face; Her neither skill nor strength may find-- T is only loving moves her mind.
Say first, for Heav'n hides nothing from thy view Nor the deep Tract of Hell, say first what cause Mov'd our Grand Parents in that happy State, Favour'd of Heav'n so highly, to fall off From their Creator, and transgress his Will For one restraint, Lords of the World besides?
Besides, I considered that my clothes and shoes would soon wear out, which already were in a declining condition, and must be supplied by some contrivance from the hides of YAHOOS, or other brutes; whereby the whole secret would be known.
The commonest thing is delightful if one only hides it.
Why, he, the man who hides behind that hideous mask of death
Even the tiger runs and hides when little Tabaqui goes mad, for madness is the most disgraceful thing that can overtake a wild creature.
Thus we travelled on for many days, scarce allowing ourselves any rest, till we came to a channel or hollow worn in the mountains by the winter torrents; here we found some coolness, and good water, a blessing we enjoyed for three days; down this channel all the winter runs a great river which is dried up in the heats, or to speak more properly, hides itself under ground.
As the tribe hunted, the glistening body of the ape-man mingled with the brown, shaggy hides of his companions.