They were well tanned, and did not get sunburned as many little boys and girls do when they go to the seashore for the first time.
Turkey morocco is durable when well tanned, as it usually is.
Those ends are wonderfully soft too, as if the skin had been well tanned.
I was only wondering whether I liked you as well tanned as I did when you were so nice and white, back in the city.
The skin from some mountain-bred sheep, for example, if well tanned, makes a good leather.
Both of them are well tanned by exposure, and their garments seem to be of foreign make.
"A healthy boy's skin should be well tanned after a holiday," says a health-culture writer.
They carry with them pictures painted in colours on deer skins, which are well tanned, and made fine like parchment.
The strips of hide, when well tanned and prepared, made valuable leather.
Some were formed of the well tanned robes of the buffalo; some of boughs, twigs and bark; some of massive logs.
late Old English tannian "to convert hide into leather" (by steeping it in tannin), from Medieval Latin tannare "tan, dye, a tawny color" (c.900), from tannum "crushed oak bark," used in tanning leather, probably from a Celtic source (e.g. Breton tann "oak tree"). The meaning "make brown by exposure to the sun" first recorded 1520s. To tan (someone's) hide in the figurative sense is from 1660s. Related: Tanned; tanning.
"bronze color imparted to skin by exposure to sun," 1749, see tan (v.). As a simple name for a brownish color, in any context, it is recorded from 1888. The adjective tan "of the color of tanned leather" is recorded from 1660s.
Abbreviation of tangent