Synonyms for leather

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Round this a piece of leather is stretched and dressed with emery.

Everybody else said that Dozier was the best man that ever pulled a gun out of leather.

My companion paused, drumming on the leather covering of his chair.

As for furs and leather and lumber, no other town in the colonies compared with Albany.

When they are cold, tie up the jar; covering the cork with leather.

I don't know how it is—something in the leather, I suppose.'

Others were drinking out of shells, tin goblets, and leather cups.

He just missed it, the leather sphere grazing the tips of his fingers.

You are in very truth the most contrary man that ever stood in neat's leather.

What have you to do with the beating of skins and the tanning of leather?'

WORD ORIGIN

Old English leðer (in compounds only) "hide, skin, leather," from Proto-Germanic *lethran (cf. Old Norse leðr, Old Frisian lether, Old Saxon lethar, Middle Dutch, Dutch leder, Old High German ledar, German leder), from PIE *letro- "leather" (cf. Old Irish lethar, Welsh lledr, Breton lezr). As an adjective from early 14c.; it acquired a secondary sense of "sado-masochistic" 1980s, having achieved that status in homosexual jargon in the 1970s.

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