wash leather

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wash leather piece of chamois used for cleaning and polishing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wash leather split sheepskin dressed with oil, in imitation of chamois, or shammy, and used for dusting, cleaning glass or plate, etc.; also, alumed, or buff, leather for soldiers' belts.
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Usage

In literature:

The sailors and fishermen are all blue cloth and wash-leather gloves.
"Christie Johnstone" by Charles Reade
I noticed that the knob of the cane was neatly cased in wash-leather.
"The Red Planet" by William J. Locke
Thereupon he crossed the room to a safe in the corner, and, when he had unlocked it, took from it a wash-leather bag.
"My Strangest Case" by Guy Boothby
Wash-leather gloves should be washed in clean suds, scarcely warm.
"The American Frugal Housewife" by Lydia M. Child
Only yesterday noon I laid my little leather purse on my wash stand.
"Jane Allen: Right Guard" by Edith Bancroft
Now, just you pull off those patent-leather pumps of yours and set to work washing decks.
"Teddy" by J. C. Hutcheson
I took off my leather gloves, then my silk ones under them, and these I washed about in the oil under my feet.
"High Adventure" by James Norman Hall
When the paste-water is dry, the leather should be washed with size.
"Bookbinding, and the Care of Books" by Douglas Cockerell
I have here a number of similar marbles; this set has been well polished by rubbing with wash leather.
"The Splash of a Drop" by A. M. Worthington
The base is ragged and unhealthy, and on it a yellowish-grey slough resembling wash-leather may be seen.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
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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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