• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Spur-leather the strap by which the spur is fastened to the foot
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. spora; Ice. spori, Ger. sporn.


In literature:

Then he moved forward with a creak of leather and jingle of spurs that made pleasant music.
"The Strolling Saint" by Raphael Sabatini
I have instructed an under spur-leather to write so, that it is taken for mine.
"The Journal to Stella" by Jonathan Swift
As I pulled him up it eased the stirrup leather, and the spurred heel clinked loudly as it fell.
"The Exploits Of Brigadier Gerard" by Arthur Conan Doyle
He did not pull leather, however though he was accused by some of riding on his spurs at the last.
"The Happy Family" by Bertha Muzzy Bower
When he turned away and bade Bigot unbuckle his spur-leathers, she stepped forward.
"Count Hannibal A Romance of the Court of France" by Stanley J. Weyman
Count Hamilton describes his boots of white Spanish leather, with gold spurs.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
A braided leather quirt lay on the table and beside it a spur one of the boys had brought in to be riveted.
"The Sheriff's Son" by William MacLeod Raine
He wore leather chaps and spurs and calico shirt and flapping-brimmed drab slouch hat.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
He wears boots of red leather, and huge spurs with bell rowels; and he is never seen without the "seraph".
"The Rifle Rangers" by Captain Mayne Reid
The spur is curiously fashioned and fastened to the boot by straps of stamped leather.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
He tied the end of the leather rope to the iron ring behind his saddle, and remounted, and spurred his weary beast into a canter.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Around Alain's waist was clasped his jeweled belt of knighthood, and to his leather boots were fastened his knight's silver spurs.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
His boots, made of heavy leather, were armed with rusty iron spurs.
"The Abbatial Crosier" by Eugène Sue
The feet are covered only by the leather boot, the heels having prick spurs.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
Rusty iron spurs were fastened with leather straps to his muddy feet, shod in sandals.
"The Pocket Bible or Christian the Printer" by Eugène Sue
His feet are crossed, and he wears boots of yellow leather with large tops and gold spurs.
"The Standard Galleries - Holland" by Esther Singleton
From steel cap to spurred boot, they showed all metal and leather.
"My Lady Rotha" by Stanley J. Weyman
When he turned away and bade Bigot unbuckle his spur-leathers, she stepped forward.
"Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France" by Stanley J. Weyman

In poetry:

He wears a big hat and big spurs and all that,
And leggins of fancy fringed leather;
He takes pride in his boots and the pistol he shoots
And he's happy in all kinds of weather.
"Texas Types -- The Cowboy" by William Lawrence Chittenden
The intimate companionship of saddle, spur, and gun,
The joy of leather, smooth and strong, of silver in the sun,
The grip of trout-rod to the hand, the play of jeweled reel,
The stock that fits the shoulder-curve--the potency of steel.
"Bronco Shod With Wings" by Henry Herbert Knibbs

In news:

They gathered at high noon, dressed in 1890's costume complete with lace, leather, old west hats and spurs.