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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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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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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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Artistic director Jeff Cohen balances Williams's trademark mixture of rough honesty and lyricism, the broken hearts hiding behind foulmouthed facades.
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When I rang the newspaper to voice my outrage,I was dismissed with ``It was meant tongue-incheek.''I don't think so!They are using the excuse,``Let's say anything we like,no matter how libellous'' while hiding behind the mantle of The Devil's Advocate,and take no responsibility for smearing a whole people.
GARETH SOUTHGATE has revealed he is not prepared to try to con fans by hiding behind "football-speak".
For some, these drawings may seem evasive, as though the artists are hiding behind an adolescent smoke screen of games (such as Hangman) or doodles.
When Rafa Benitez isn't hiding behind a lack of funds he hides behind injuries.