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saddle leather

hide, as from a cow or bull, that undergoes vegetable tanning and is used for saddlery.
leather that simulates the vegetable-tanned product and is used for a variety of goods, as handbags and jackets.
Origin of saddle leather
First recorded in 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • When Dick heard somewhere ahead the creaking of saddle leather and the rattle of harness he drew aside on the trail and waited.

    The Breaking Point Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • One arrow was quivering in his saddle leather, two hung by the barbs from his mantle.

    God Wills It! William Stearns Davis
  • The smell of dust and saddle leather has done a lot for our thirst, but little for our appetites.

    Old Fort Garland James T. Forrest
  • His face is as brown as saddle leather, with a touch of apple red in it from the sun.

    Half-Past Seven Stories Robert Gordon Anderson
  • At times the creak of saddle leather reached his ears or the sound of the horse's hoofs warned him.

    The Yellow Horde Hal G. Evarts
  • Her eyes flashed earthward from the mountains as she heard the click of a hoof against rock and the creak of saddle leather.

    The Trail of Conflict Emilie Baker Loring
  • He was a typical cowboy, head slightly bald as though singed by too much exposure to the sun and face as brown as saddle leather.

  • The silence was so intense that we seemed to feel it, and even the creak of the saddle leather, as he turned, reached our ears.

    A Dash .. .. .. For a Throne Arthur W. Marchmont
  • The creak of saddle leather and the clop clop of her horses hoofs were all the sounds that disturbed the stillness.

  • His face had wrinkles like hard seams, and it was as brown as saddle leather from working outdoors.

    Seven O'Clock Stories Robert Gordon Anderson

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