leather-hard

[ leth-er-hahrd ]
/ ˈlɛð ərˈhɑrd /

adjective

(of ceramic clay) moist but not sufficiently so to be plastic.

Origin of leather-hard

First recorded in 1955–60
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Examples from the Web for leather-hard

  • When leather-hard the whole may be turned gently over and the tile allowed to fall on to a board placed in readiness.

    The Potter's Craft|Charles F. Binns
  • Set the leather-hard cylinder upon a new bat which is slightly damp and which runs true, on the wheel.

    The Potter's Craft|Charles F. Binns