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white leather

leather treated with chemicals, as alum or salt; tawed leather.
Also, whitleather.
Origin of white leather
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English; cf. whitleather Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The cloak off, he stood in a velvet coat, white leather breeches, and top-boots.

    The Companions of Jehu Alexandre Dumas, pre
  • Finally he took out two books bound in red and white leather.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • Lulu enters lower left in a jockey-cap, red jacket, white leather breeches and riding boots, a riding cape over her shoulders.

    Pandora's Box Frank Wedekind
  • These, with the locks, were said to be made of white leather.

  • The plaster is spread on white leather with a cold knife, and is surrounded with a margin of resin plaster to make it adhere.

  • Though only unmounted officers, we were dressed in yellow riding-breeches with white leather strappings.

    Tell England Ernest Raymond
  • It was in a different writing—the writing on the white leather.

    Barlasch of the Guard H. S. Merriman
  • I remarked with surprise that the white leather of his sword-tassel was red, as if wet with blood.

  • She drew from her pocket a narrow strip of white leather to which a handsome silver buckle was attached and placed it in his hand.

    Flood Tide Sara Ware Bassett
  • It was about two feet long, covered with white leather, and apparently had been well preserved.

    Poor Jack Frederick Marryat
British Dictionary definitions for white leather

white leather

leather that has been treated with a chemical, such as alum or salt, to make it white Also called whitleather (ˈwɪtlɛðə)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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