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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hidebound  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hidebound 
  adj  :  stubbornly  conservative  and  narrow-minded  [syn:  {traditionalist}] 




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