Leather-cloth

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Leather-cloth a textile fabric coated on one face with certain mixtures of a flexible nature when dry, so as to resemble leather—called also American leather-cloth, or simply American cloth
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Quotations

  • Donald Grey Barnhouse
    Donald Grey Barnhouse
    “Men may not read the gospel in sealskin, or the gospel in morocco, or the gospel in cloth covers, but they can't get away from the gospel in shoe leather.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. leðer, leather; Dut. and Ger. leder.

Usage

In literature:

The sails were made of linen in Homer's time; subsequently sail-cloth was made of hemp, rushes, and leather.
"Man on the Ocean" by R.M. Ballantyne
On that day, Tota shall wear snow-white clothes and shoes of colored leather, and mother will clasp her silver girdle around your waist.
"Modern Icelandic Plays" by Jóhann Sigurjónsson
They wore leather clothes.
"Viking Tales" by Jennie Hall
Cloth, $4; leather, $4 50.
"Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained" by M. Quinby
The smell of the singeing clothes and burning leather was horrible.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
Equal to Cook's best for putting patches on leather, cloth shoes or boots.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
That peculiarity of a cloth coat with a leather collar is noticeable.
"Reels and Spindles" by Evelyn Raymond
The instruments of the band were all of silver, and the bandsmen's clothes of white leather.
"The Magic World" by Edith Nesbit
The first was clothed in leather from head to foot, like the vaquero of some noble hacienda.
"Wood Rangers" by Mayne Reid
In Houssa, leather is dressed in the same soft, rich style as in Morocco; they manufacture cordage, handsome cloths, and fine tissue.
"An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans" by Lydia Maria Child
There was a blacksmith with a leather apron, and a painter with all colors of paint on his clothes.
"The Arkansaw Bear" by Albert Bigelow Paine
Each man, of course, is dressed as warmly as flannel, woollen cloth, leather, and seal-skin will dress him.
"If, Yes and Perhaps" by Edward Everett Hale
His clothes were much the worse for wear, but they were mostly leather, which takes wear standing, as it were.
"Tharon of Lost Valley" by Vingie E. Roe
It is a coat of brown hemp-cloth, faced with leather.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
His clothes were tattered, and about his waist there dangled a circle of leather bags.
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
Cover it close with a cloth till it is cold, and then tie it over with leather.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
In his leather clothes, and with his clanking sword-ornament, his aspect carried the swagger of a brigand of old.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
Cloth, 75 cents; leather, $1.00.
"The Bondwoman" by Marah Ellis Ryan
Marse git beads or cloth and trade for leather breeches and things.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
The Wagner Stories (leather and cloth).
"Titanic" by Filson Young
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In poetry:

Russia is noted for its tar,
Its leather, and its great, white Czar.
A Russian wears his clothes quite loose,
And drinks his tea with lemon juice.
"Little People: An Alphabet" by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland
I pierced him with my spear, and then I set upon him with my Indian sword
pure of steel, and keen.
A warrior, so stately in size as if his clothes were on a high tree:
soft leather shoes are worn by him and he is not twinned.
"The Poem of Antar" by Anonymous Asian

In news:

From leather-bound books to designer clothing labels, there are plenty of deals to be had at a fraction of the original retail price -- if you know what to look for.
Alan Eckstein, who is a designer for Timo Weiland, wears several leather cords and cloth friendship bracelets on each wrist.
In the past, I've explained that pressing suede and leather garments with a hand iron is almost exactly like pressing cloth garments.
Get out your feathers, your patent leathers Your beads and buckles and bows For there's no blue Monday in your Sunday No Monday in your Sunday clothes.
Imitation materials replacing leather are now on more handbags and a lot of clothes.
Perhaps it's due to the dim lights, big red leather booths and tables draped in white cloth in the main dining room.
Found with the Iceman are a copper axe, leather clothes, flint tools, shoes lined with grass, and a quiver full of arrows.
Lots of leather jeans can be seen on the streets these days, but what's different about this clothing is that it has been feminized.
Hop in a car that's been baking in the sun for hours and you'll wish you'd opted for cloth upholstery instead of the luxurious leather seats that also added $1,200 to the price.
No meat, dairy or poultry products and no wool, leather, silk or fur clothing.
The chapter includes craftsmen specializing in leather, wood or cloth products.
Four-cylinder Equinoxes feature Active Noise Cancellation, The interior has high-quality leather, vinyl, and cloth, but some hard plastics, particularly the top of the dash board, remain.
How to care for leather clothing.
Prices for the A4 racing seat start at $320 each for cloth, with leatherette high wear patches, while our leather-clad seats go for $539.
Clothes may be getting light and filmy for spring, but they're counterbalanced by down-to-earth shoes with platform wedgies held on by broad bands, usually of leather or suede.
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