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WHAT DOES SEALSKIN MEAN IN ENGLISH?
Sealskin is the skin of a seal which has been hunted. Seal skins have been used by aboriginal people for millennia to make waterproof jackets and boots, and seal fur to make fur coats. Sailors used to have tobacco pouches made from sealskin. Canada, Greenland, Norway, Russia and Namibia all export sealskin. It was traditionally used to make Scottish sporrans. The indigenous Inuit people argue that banning seal products is detrimental to their way of life. However there are many objections to the use of seal skin, fur and pelts, and it is illegal to hunt seals in many countries, particularly young seals. The value of global sealskin exports in 2006 was over 16 million Canadian dollars.
The definition of sealskin in the dictionary is the skin or pelt of a fur seal, esp when dressed with the outer hair removed and the underfur dyed dark brown. Other definition of sealskin is a garment made of this skin.
The translations of sealskin from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sealskin» in English.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SEALSKIN» OVER TIME
The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «sealskin» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «sealskin» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.
Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sealskin
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SEALSKIN»
Discover the use of sealskin in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sealskin and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
Dance on a Sealskin
Young Annie is nervous and excited about performing her first story-dance at the village potlatch. Through this centuries old tradition, she will honor her ancestors and officially become part of her Yup'ik Eskimo community.
Barbara Winslow, 2001
Sealskin and shoddy: working women in American labor press ...
This collection of twenty-five stories published in union journals offers a portrait both of women's experiences as wage-earners and of the conflicts, values, and aspirations that touched their lives in this period of massive social ...
Ann Schofield, 1988
Sealskin Boots and a Printing Press - Piecing Together the ...
9. The. Sealskin. Boot. Trade. Whenever someone in Newfoundland and
Labrador mentions the name of Canon J. T. Richards, if they recognize the name
at all, they almost invariably mention the “skinboot church.” Although sealskin
Irving Letto, 2012
The Sealskin Cloak...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Rolf Boldrewood, 2012
Alaska Eskimo Footwear
A band of bleached sealskin is sewn to the upper edge and stitched with black
thread to form a casing. Drawstrings are threaded through the casings. Ankle
straps are cut from bleached skins; a short piece of shaved sealskin is sewn to
Jill Elizabeth Oakes, Roderick R. Riewe, 2007
World Music: Africa, Europe and the Middle East
sealskin. hits. The town of Sisimut, just north of the Arctic circle, boasts 5000
Eskimos, 3000 dogs and a twenty-four track recording studio. This is the home of
ULO, who could be legitimately described as the world's most successful record ...
Simon Broughton, Mark Ellingham, Richard Trillo, 1999
Kiviuq: An Inuit Hero and His Siberian Cousins
This particular type of sealskin is called qiviuq in our dialect. The grandmother
made clothing out of qiviuq skin for Kiviuq, whose name is derived from qiviuq.” If
Kiviuq is the seal-boy, we are left wondering how he grew from a seal in water to
Kira Van Deusen, 2009
Sealskin was never in greater demand than now, and dyes have been brought to
such perfection that a good sealskin will wear a generation without becoming
shabby. Dealers are already in despair lest the perfection of these goods injure ...
Harpoon of the Hunter
A sealskin sack! A sealskin sack is food. He has been carrying food all along and
didn't know it. His sack is dry, but it is food. 'He told me once that when you're
facing starvation anything made of animal can be eaten', he thinks, remembering
Sinews of Survival: The Living Legacy of Inuit Clothing
The sealskin trousers tuck into the boots and are decorated with inserts of light-
coloured fur on the inside of the thighs. The boots are dehaired, brown, and come
to the knee. The painting of the woman dressed in a sealskin amauti shows a ...
Betty Kobayashi Issenman, 2011
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SEALSKIN»
Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sealskin is used in the context of the following news items.
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker forced to return $3500 sealskin vest as part …
Alaska's governor and lieutenant governor will return sealskin vests received as gifts, the governor's office said on Monday, amid an ethics investigation by a ... «Raw Story, Jul 15»
Yellowknife woman's sealskin creations in the spotlight
A Yellowknife woman's sealskin cuffs are turning heads after they were worn on stage by throat singer Tanya Tagaq. Cheryl Fennell, who is Métis, learned how ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
Alaska governor to return seal-skin vest paid for with North Slope …
Byron Mallott will return bearded sealskin vests they were given by an organization affiliated with the North Slope Borough following the disclosure that the ... «Alaska Dispatch News, Jul 15»
Nicole Camphaug takes sealskin footwear to new heights
Nunavut designer Nicole Camphaug is taking sealskin footwear to a whole new level with her new line of fur-covered ballet flats, kitten heels and stilettos. «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
Humane Society International bosses accept Rod Stewart's sealskin …
Animal rights activists at Humane Society International have forgiven Rod Stewart after the rocker was spotted wearing a sealskin jacket in a recent photo. «3News NZ, Jul 15»
Store owner says Stewart was well aware the coat was sealskin
Rock icon Rod Stewart is denying he knew the coat he wore at a St. John's fur shop last weekend was made of sealskin. A post to Stewart's official Facebook ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
Rod Stewart gets fitted for sealskin coat in St. John's
"At the end of it, we did have them all fitted for sealskin jackets, that was my request, and they loved them," Halloran said. "But they decided with the warmth and ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
Yellowknife artist's sealskin cuffs become controversial symbol
EDMONTON - Cheryl Fennell never expected her hand-sewn seal-hide cuffs would become the most powerful snap bracelets in Canada. But after the Inuk ... «Edmonton Journal, Jun 15»
ARTISANS: Sold on sealskin - Part 1
Unlike some high-end boutiques that sell sealskin and other animal fur products, Laurie didn't want to limit her clientele to only those who could afford expensive ... «The Telegram, Apr 15»
Rob Moore asks US Customs to return Nora Fitzgerald's sealskin …
Newfoundland and Labrador's regional minister has stepped in to try to get a Corner Brook woman's sealskin purse returned to her after it was confiscated by ... «CBC.ca, Mar 15»
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