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hidebound

1. (of cattle, etc.) having the skin closely attached to the flesh as a result of poor feeding
2. (of trees) having a very tight bark that impairs growth
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Women's football in particular is helping to change hidebound role models and give girls and women more self-confidence.
The report said that it took the documentary-makers months of negotiations to be allowed access to information on Gaddafi as Libya remains secretive and hidebound by bureaucracy.
I don't remember with any great fondness the days when editors leafed through mounds of books in search of illustrations, then set assistants to work typing letters to hidebound clerks at distant museums begging them to mail copies of the selected images, before the next millennium, please.
The opposite has resulted yet the Government is so hidebound by dogma that it appears unable to change course.
Is there, then, a Church which is not hidebound by laws?
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
For the hidebound practitioner of print journalism, this change is unnerving but strangely exhilarating.
With Asda's Andy Clarke and Sainsbury's Mike Coupe having their fingers burnt in their stints at the I frozen discounter, and Tesco hidebound by competition issues, that leaves Morrisons as the obvious trade buyer.
Few companies come close to Visa in terms of the number of daily foreign exchange transactions, yet the company struggled with a hidebound spreadsheet-based system to assess the effectiveness of its hedging strategy.
Obama ordered the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to turn rocket building over to private companies, which he believes will be more innovative and nimble than the hidebound space agency.
For all of the bad press the insurance industry receives for appearing hidebound, boring and risk averse, the reality of its responsiveness and creativity is evident in the way carriers have responded over the years to pollution liability.
This tendency emerges again and again as long as its victims stay hidebound.