Hide"bound` (?), a.

1.

Having the skin adhering so closely to the ribs and back as not to be easily loosened or raised; -- said of an animal.

2. Hort.

Having the bark so close and constricting that it impedes the growth; -- said of trees.

Bacon.

3.

Untractable; bigoted; obstinately and blindly or stupidly conservative.

Milton. Carlyle.

4.

Niggardly; penurious.

[Obs.]

Quarles.

 

© Webster 1913.

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