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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.
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For the Traveler The Outback Oilskin Vest and South African Ranger Hat are perfect for loved ones who want to equip themselves for outdoor adventures.
This includes a vintage bag inspired by the Bogie bag, which is available in deep black oilskin, with a slightly more rounded shape than the one customised for Bogart.
It all started with the vision of one Scotsman, John Barbour, who saw an opportunity to supply protective oilskin outerwear to the growing community of fishermen, sailors and mariners who worked in the harsh conditions along the Northumbrian coast.
The Hoover model shown is a lined and quilted MicroWax oilskin with deep handwarmer pockets, and for warmer weather, the Delta is a multipocketed, fully lined canvas model.
3)--the most extensive single commission for architectural sculpture in the 20th century--and the life-sized carvings of oilskin and duffle-coated sailors for the Merchant Marine Memorial at Tower Hill (1952-55; Fig.
Wrap sandbags tightly round my puttees, don short oilskin coat without sleeves and wear cap comforter.
Better put this on now," Number Two advised, handing over an oilskin.
For example, the first Greenlanders appear in oilskin cloaks, but we soon discover that they have the advanced skills of telepathic communication and later find out that this is a textless society.
Percy, moreover, is given a wider poetic licence than Trap, as in this description of crossing the Hawkesbury River in a squall on a motor bike that he had bought in a Sydney pub after winning a lottery: 'I went onto the wrong side, where the whistling and groaning girders, the rain squirting over the goggles and hammering on jacket and oilskin cap, the shapeless spectres of boats and boatshed lights on water, oil on the road gulping colour as though to swallow, made me thoughtlessly toe the brake pedal .
SLAM has released its new Racing Evolution Jacket, an oilskin jacket made from nylon cotoniero.
One tent 10 x 12, one tarpaulin cover, 4 bales of hay, 6 bags of oats, two fur coats, 3 oilskin coats, .