chamois leather

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chamois leather a soft suede leather formerly from the skin of the chamois antelope but now from sheepskin
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Usage

In literature:

In one hand he held a turban of white muslin striped with red, in the other a small chamois leather bag.
"Round the Red Lamp" by Arthur Conan Doyle
In one hand he held a turban of white muslin striped with red, in the other a small chamois-leather bag.
"Tales of Terror and Mystery" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Leather the shoulders, and part way down the upper arm, with chamois.
"The Land of Footprints" by Stewart Edward White
Peter Ruff drew a little chamois leather bag from his pocket.
"Peter Ruff and the Double Four" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
He then threw on a coat made of deer-skin, so prepared that it bore a slight resemblance to excessively coarse chamois leather.
"The Young Fur Traders" by R.M. Ballantyne
The article known, in commerce, as chamois, or shammy, leather, is also called wash-leather.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
Then he took a small piece of chamois leather from his waistcoat pocket and began to polish his glasses.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
You will be glad to hear that Sir John's chamois leather waistcoat fits me quite well.
"Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie" by George Brenton Laurie
These sheets of pure mycelium resemble soft chamois skin or soiled kid leather.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
When dry, the books may be rubbed over with a chamois leather.
"The Private Library" by Arthur L. Humphreys
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