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 (wô′tər-skĭn′, wŏt′ər-)
A bag made from goat skin or the bladder of a cow or sheep, used for storing and dispensing water.
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Noun1.waterskin - a container of skin for holding water
skin - a bag serving as a container for liquids; it is made from the hide of an animal
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Today, little remains of the city, and a recent British Museum report condemned US forces for causing widespread damage to the ruins by setting up a military base in the area; Right: a man fills his waterskin at Khabra Masawid, Saudi Arabia.
One of them returned looking like a withered waterskin, while the other returned fleshy and fat.
This hypothesis, while necessarily speculative, is supported by the other instances of conferred or imposed metamorphosis discussed here, specifically the transformation of the old woman Bilulu into a waterskin and of Mar's shepherd lover into a wolf, both of which result from the intervention of perhaps the best known of the divine boundary-crossers, the goddess Inana/Istar.