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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. 2017.
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  • Arrived the wash-leather pears, the apples, the oranges—we saved an apple for a happier hour.

    Sea and Sardinia D. H. Lawrence
  • On his hands were wash-leather gloves and he carried a gold-mounted stick.

    The Place of Dragons William Le Queux
  • The greengrocer put on a pair of wash-leather gloves to hand the plates with, and stationed himself behind Mr. Tuckle's chair.

    The Pickwick Papers Charles Dickens
  • He took the stone from the wash-leather bag, and laid it upon the writing-table.

    Jewel Mysteries Max Pemberton
  • There, too, was the wash-leather face, and other traits Vizard professed to know an actress's lover by.

    The Woman-Hater Charles Reade
  • And diving into Jaffery's jacket pocket, he produced the wash-leather gloves.

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

    The Garden Party Katherine Mansfield
  • wash-leather gloves should be washed in clean suds, scarcely warm.

  • 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

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