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nappa

or napa

[nap-uh, nah-puh] /ˈnæp ə, ˈnɑ pə/
noun
1.
a very soft glove leather made from the skin of a sheep, kid, or goat.
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  • The bullet struck nappa Bill about the middle of the wrist, and with a fearful oath he allowed his knife to drop on the floor.

    The Slave of the Mine Bracebridge Hemyng
  • That's all right, but remember that nappa Bill is your open enemy.

    The Slave of the Mine Bracebridge Hemyng
  • "No hard feelings, old man," cried Vasquez, who had concealed his identity under the name of nappa Bill.

    The Slave of the Mine Bracebridge Hemyng
  • We had no compass with us, and could not determine the course to nappa Valley or Sonoma.

  • Keeping to the north side of the river, we come to nappa Hall at a distance of a little over a mile to the east of Askrigg.

  • nappa Bill bound up his injured hand with a napkin, which he snatched from the arm of the negro waiter.

    The Slave of the Mine Bracebridge Hemyng
  • The leader wore his arm in a sling, and Harkaway had no difficulty in recognizing the familiar features of nappa Bill.

    The Slave of the Mine Bracebridge Hemyng
  • Mr. Mole appeared very indignant and drew a pistol, which he discharged at nappa Bill.

    The Slave of the Mine Bracebridge Hemyng
  • Vasquez kindly relieved me of that trifle in the nappa Valley.

    The Slave of the Mine Bracebridge Hemyng
British Dictionary definitions for nappa

nappa

/ˈnæpə/
noun
1.
a soft leather, used in gloves and clothes, made from sheepskin, lambskin, or kid
Word Origin
C19: named after Napa, California, where it was originally made
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