Ooze leather
Ooze leather Ooze leather Leather made from sheep and calf skins by mechanically forcing ooze through them; esp., such leather with a soft, finely granulated finish (called sometimes

{velvet finish}) put on the flesh side for special purposes. Ordinary ooze leather is used for shoe uppers, in bookbinding, etc. Hence

{Ooze calf},

{Ooze finish}, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • ooze leather — leather prepared from calfskin or other skin and having a soft, velvety finish on the flesh side. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • ooze leather — /ˈuz lɛðə/ (say oohz ledhuh) noun leather, usually of calfskin, with a soft suede finish …   Australian English dictionary

  • Ooze calf — Ooze leather Ooze leather Leather made from sheep and calf skins by mechanically forcing ooze through them; esp., such leather with a soft, finely granulated finish (called sometimes {velvet finish}) put on the flesh side for special purposes.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ooze finish — Ooze leather Ooze leather Leather made from sheep and calf skins by mechanically forcing ooze through them; esp., such leather with a soft, finely granulated finish (called sometimes {velvet finish}) put on the flesh side for special purposes.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • ooze — I. noun Etymology: Middle English wose, from Old English wāse mire; akin to Old Norse veisa stagnant water Date: before 12th century 1. a soft deposit (as of mud, slime, or shells) on the bottom of a body of water 2. a piece of soft wet plastic… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ooze — 1. noun /uːz/ a) Potion of vegetable matter used for leather tanning. b) Secretion, humour. 2. verb /uːz/ a) To secrete or slowly leak. b) To …   Wiktionary

  • velvet finish — Ooze leather Ooze leather Leather made from sheep and calf skins by mechanically forcing ooze through them; esp., such leather with a soft, finely granulated finish (called sometimes {velvet finish}) put on the flesh side for special purposes.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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