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saddle leather

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noun
  1. hide, as from a cow or bull, that undergoes vegetable tanning and is used for saddlery.
  2. leather that simulates the vegetable-tanned product and is used for a variety of goods, as handbags and jackets.
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Origin of saddle leather

First recorded in 1825–35
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Historical Examples

  • Saddle-leather is in some respects even preferable to sole-leather.

    The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table

    Oliver Wendell Holmes

  • Western winds, heated by fiery Western suns, had burned his face to the color of saddle-leather.

    Mystery Ranch

    Arthur Chapman

  • His skin was the color of his saddle-leather, and his inflamed eye-balls had the redness of live coals.

    'Me-Smith'

    Caroline Lockhart

  • There is something in the creak of saddle-leather that has a way of putting heart in a man.

    Dwellers in the Hills

    Melville Davisson Post