Antonyms for leathering

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He was well advised to send me home for a leathering at my father's hands.

And I got the leathering, too, though it was three months after.

Any way, whatever the reason of it was, he had Patsy Flaherty leathering the mare like the devil.

He will not always suffer a leathering from a man whom he knows he dare not now hit back.