oilskin


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oilskin

a. a cotton fabric treated with oil and pigment to make it waterproof
b. (as modifier): an oilskin hat

oilskin

[′ȯil‚skin]
(textiles)
A fabric made of cotton or linen and waterproofed with linseed oil.
References in classic literature ?
This time Kim thought in the vernacular as he waxed down the oilskin edges of the packets.
Peggotty got up, and brought his oilskin bag and his stout stick, and laid them on the table.
He threw himself into the attitude of a lunging fencer, to reach after his oilskin coat; and afterwards he staggered all over the confined space while he jerked himself into it.
Several pairs of the same sort of foot-wear, an old cap, and some worn-out woolen socks lay on the floor, and black and yellow oilskins swayed to and fro beside the bunks.
Oilskins and sea-boots were hanging from the walls, and here and there rifles and shotguns rested securely in the racks.
I think of the ruddy ruffian in his dripping oilskins, on deck day and night for our sakes, and once more I must needs take his part; but Miss Denison stops me before I can get out another word.
Was it not the sea-gear of men?--leather jackets lined with corduroy, blue coats of pilot cloth, sou'westers, sea-boots, oilskins. And everywhere was in evidence the economy of space--the narrow bunks, the swinging tables, the incredible lockers.
He was wearing blue overall-style trousers, a dark blue oilskin jacket with a hood, a navy tammy hat, black gloves and a silver/white neckerchief.
"It's hard to wear on a daily basis."C Then there is the Spinner, a supersize straw rendition of the oilskin Southwester, whose elongated back brim keeps rain from coursing down the back of sailors' necks.
She had fished out a dirty oilskin that she held aloft triumphantly, grinning and staring at them.
At five days old and weighing just 5lb 8oz, she was wrapped in oilskin and left in a cardboard box in a warm blanket, but she doesn't know anything about where she came from.