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Definition of Oilskins
1. oilskin [n] - See also: oilskin
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Literary usage of Oilskins
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Through America: Or, Nine Months in the United States by Walter Gore Marshall (1881)
"... views—An irrepressible photographer—An awkward situation—The Niagara Falls Museum— The spider and the fly—Putting on oilskins—Walking under the Canadian ..."
2. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1916)
""Are n't there some oilskins on board ?" she asked. "In the cabin," he said, nodding toward it. She moved across Pelham and laid her hand on the wheel, ..."
3. Henley's Twentieth Century Forrmulas, Recipes and Processes: Containing Ten by Gardner Dexter Hiscox (1914)
"Probably the best oilskins ever made are those prepared by combining Dr. ... This, with a few variations in detail, is the whole method of making oilskins. ..."
4. The Price of Blood: The Sequel to "Rasplata" and "The Battle of Tsushima" by Vladimir Ivanovich Semenov (1910)
"However, he managed to get hold of somebody's oilskins. True, that even twice folded these oilskins had not much resemblance to a mattress, but still it was ..."
5. A Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing by Dixon Kemp, Brooke Heckstall-Smith (1900)
"If the oilskins become sticky the paint must be got off by a mixture of soap and soda and ... The oilskins must be well dried before coating them again. ..."
6. Bulletin of Pharmacy (1918)
"Correcting Sticky oilskins. CTA writes: "Do you know of any formulas which might be used for curing sticky oilskins ? . "My father has been in that line for ..."