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wash-leather

or wash·leath·er

[ wosh-leth-er, wawsh- ]

noun

  1. a soft leather, usually sheepskin, dressed in imitation of chamois.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of wash-leather1

First recorded in 1625–35

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Example Sentences

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

Setting aside a glass chimney and a wash-leather, Brand lost no time in reading Mr. Traill's communication.

On the table was a pile of trusses, yellow wash-leather hoops tangled together.

The mercury does not lose its power by use, but should when it becomes oxydized, be strained by squeezing it through wash-leather.

If only he had asked Mitty for a bit of wash-leather he might have polished up the brass slave-collar in the Satsuma dish.

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