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or washleather

[wosh-leth-er, wawsh-] /ˈwɒʃˌlɛð ər, ˈwɔʃ-/
a soft leather, usually sheepskin, dressed in imitation of chamois.
Origin of wash-leather
First recorded in 1625-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • On his hands were wash-leather gloves and he carried a gold-mounted stick.

    The Place of Dragons William Le Queux
  • He took the stone from the wash-leather bag, and laid it upon the writing-table.

    Jewel Mysteries Max Pemberton
  • And diving into Jaffery's jacket pocket, he produced the wash-leather gloves.

    Jaffery William J. Locke
  • "Oh, just a cheap pair of wash-leather ones," said Stanley humbly.

    The Garden Party Katherine Mansfield
  • Thomas came and stood before them with a piece of wash-leather in one hand and a plated table-spoon in the other.

    None Other Gods Robert Hugh Benson
  • A few shreds of wash-leather of the finest quality should be kept in a pill-box for cleaning them.

  • Before him lay a tray of small articles of jewellery, some of which he was touching up with a piece of wash-leather.

    Johnny Ludlow, Sixth Series Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Setting aside a glass chimney and a wash-leather, Brand lost no time in reading Mr. Traill's communication.

    The Pillar of Light Louis Tracy
  • My mother, who was peeling potatoes with difficulty in wash-leather gloves, looked at my aunt who was shelling peas.

    Paul Kelver Jerome Klapka, AKA Jerome K. Jerome
  • One of his waistcoat pockets was lined with wash-leather for the reception of his gold watch.

    The Woman in Black Edmund Clerihew Bentley

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