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saddle leather

hide, as from a cow or bull, that undergoes vegetable tanning and is used for saddlery.
leather that simulates the vegetable-tanned product and is used for a variety of goods, as handbags and jackets.
Origin of saddle leather
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • saddle-leather is in some respects even preferable to sole-leather.

    The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • Western winds, heated by fiery Western suns, had burned his face to the color of saddle-leather.

    Mystery Ranch Arthur Chapman
  • There is something in the creak of saddle-leather that has a way of putting heart in a man.

    Dwellers in the Hills Melville Davisson Post
  • His skin was the color of his saddle-leather, and his inflamed eye-balls had the redness of live coals.

    'Me-Smith' Caroline Lockhart

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