raw hide

1) Used of untanned or undressed skins.

1579 Agreed that no tanner, glover, parchment maker … shall buy anie rawe hydes untanned of any forreyner in anie place within this Cyttie, but onelie in the Common Market upon payne of vjs viijd. In 1747, Stovin said of a woman’s body discovered in the peat of Thorne moors that her Skin was Like a peece of Tannd Leather whereas one of her sandals was made of one whole peece of a Raw Hide.

places Thorne
dates 1579 1747

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