Whitleather
Whitleather Whit"leath`er, n. [White + leather.] [1913 Webster] 1. Leather dressed or tawed with alum, salt, etc., remarkable for its pliability and toughness; white leather. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat.) The paxwax. See {Paxwax}. [1913 Webster]


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  • whitleather — [hwit′leth΄ər, wit′leth΄ər] n. WHITE LEATHER …   English World dictionary

  • whitleather — /hwit ledh euhr, wit /, n. See white leather. [1325 75; ME whitlether. See WHITE, LEATHER] * * * …   Universalium

  • whitleather — noun A soft, pale leather prepared by treatment with alum and salt (tawing) …   Wiktionary

  • whitleather — noun leather that has been dressed with alum and salt so as to retain its natural colour. Origin ME: from white + leather …   English new terms dictionary

  • whitleather — whit·leather …   English syllables

  • whitleather — /ˈwɪtlɛðə/ (say witledhuh) noun leather dressed with alum, salt, or other chemicals; white leather. {Middle English whitlether} …   Australian English dictionary

  • whitleather — n. tawed leather. Etymology: ME f. WHITE + LEATHER …   Useful english dictionary

  • white leather — leather treated with chemicals, as alum or salt; tawed leather. Also, whitleather. [1400 50; late ME; cf. WHITLEATHER] * * * …   Universalium

  • Tenacity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Tenacity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 1 =>{ant,328,} tenacity toughness strength Sgm: N 1 2 =>(cohesion) ???>46 Sgm: N 1 grip grip grasp stickiness =>(cohesion) …   English dictionary for students

  • white leather — noun a leather that has been treated with alum and/or salt • Syn: ↑whit leather • Hypernyms: ↑leather * * * noun 1. : leather prepared with alum and salt : tawed leather 2. : the ligamentum nuchae of …   Useful english dictionary

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