Rawhide

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Rawhide is a hide or animal skin that has not been exposed to tanning and thus is much lighter in colour than treated animal hides. The skin from buffalo, deer, elk, or cattle from which most rawhide originates is devoid of all fur, meat, and fat. The resulting material is often only semi-pliable and permeable to light. As such, it is considered suitable for use in objects ranging from drum heads to lampshades, also it is used to make chew toys for dogs.

On film and television

Rawhide was also the title of several motion pictures:


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It was also the name for a Western television show, best known for its catchy theme song and introducing the world to Clint Eastwood, who starred as cowhand Rowdy Yates. It ran from 1956 to 1966 on the CBS television network. Composer Dimitri Tiomkin composed the theme music for Rawhide.

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Other meanings

Rawhide is also the name of the "bleeding-edge" package distribution of Fedora Core and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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