Wash-leather

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Wash-leather split sheepskin prepared with oil in imitation of chamois, and used for household purposes: buff leather for regimental belts
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wascan; Ice. vaska, Ger. waschen.

Usage

In literature:

On the table was a pile of trusses, yellow wash-leather hoops tangled together.
"Sons and Lovers" by David Herbert Lawrence
When he funked, it was washed- When he frowned, it was soused leather boots.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
My mother, who was peeling potatoes with difficulty in wash-leather gloves, looked at my aunt who was shelling peas.
"Paul Kelver" by Jerome Klapka, AKA Jerome K. Jerome
There was something in the enamelled leather and the silver-washed mountings that chimed with her artistic sense.
"The Story of a Bad Boy" by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Duv ye think I can wash yer feet throu ben' leather?
"Robert Falconer" by George MacDonald
A man presented himself in well-worn clothes, with a wash-leather face and close-shaven chin; a little of his forehead was also shaven.
"Foul Play" by Charles Reade
To be applied with a sponge to the leather, previously washed, and then wiped off again.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
A wash leather sheet, about 8 feet by 5, is not an unpleasant substitute for linen.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 10, Issue 275, September 29, 1827" by Various
Shall your tender hands become hard as leather with washing, ironing, kneading, and who knows what housework beside?
"Armenian Literature" by Anonymous
SCARIFICO will instantly give the finest complexion the consistency of hardened wash-leather.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 99., Dec. 20, 1890" by Various
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In news:

Sun, closed Full Service Dry Cleaning : Alterations, Dry cleaning , Ironing, Leather cleaning , Washing.
Espresso Washed Fine Nappa Pant, $5,300 at Bottega Veneta, 23 East 67th St. Alexander McQueen Slim-Fit Flannel and Leather Harness Shirt, $860 at alexandermcqueen.com.
And Seattle's US Submarines , whose staggering creations take the amenities of a leather-washed multimillion-dollar corporate jet and dunk them in water.
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