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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leather  \Leath"er\,  n.  [OE.  lether,  AS  le?er;  akin  to  D.  leder, 
  le[^e]r,  G.  leder,  OHG.  ledar,  Icel.  le?r,  Sw  l["a]der,  Dan. 
  l[ae]der.] 
  1.  The  skin  of  an  animal,  or  some  part  of  such  skin,  tanned, 
  tawed,  or  otherwise  dressed  for  use  also  dressed  hides, 
  collectively. 
 
  2.  The  skin.  [Ironical  or  Sportive] 
 
  Note:  Leather  is  much  used  adjectively  in  the  sense  of  made 
  of  relating  to  or  like  leather. 
 
  {Leather  board},  an  imitation  of  sole  leather,  made  of 
  leather  scraps,  rags,  paper,  etc 
 
  {Leather  carp}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  variety  of  carp  in  which  the 
  scales  are  all  or  nearly  all  absent.  See  Illust.  under 
  {Carp}. 
 
  {Leather  jacket}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  California  carangoid  fish  ({Oligoplites  saurus}). 
  b  A  trigger  fish  ({Balistes  Carolinensis}). 
 
  {Leather  flower}  (Bot.),  a  climbing  plant  ({Clematis  Viorna}) 
  of  the  Middle  and  Southern  States  having  thick,  leathery 
  sepals  of  a  purplish  color. 
 
  {Leather  leaf}  (Bot.),  a  low  shrub  ({Cassandra  calyculata}), 
  growing  in  Northern  swamps,  and  having  evergreen, 
  coriaceous,  scurfy  leaves. 
 
  {Leather  plant}  (Bot.),  one  or  more  New  Zealand  plants  of  the 
  composite  genus  {Celmisia},  which  have  white  or  buff 
  tomentose  leaves. 
 
  {Leather  turtle}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Leatherback}. 
 
  {Vegetable  leather}. 
  a  An  imitation  of  leather  made  of  cotton  waste. 
  b  Linen  cloth  coated  with  India  rubber.  --Ure. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leather  \Leath"er\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Leathered};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Leathering}.] 
  To  beat  as  with  a  thong  of  leather.  [Obs.  or  Colloq.]  --G. 
  Eliot. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  leather 
  n  :  an  animal  skin  made  smooth  and  flexible  by  removing  the  hair 
  and  tanning 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Leather 
  a  girdle  of  worn  by  Elijah  (2  Kings  1:8)  and  John  the  Baptist 
  (Matt.  3:4).  Leather  was  employed  both  for  clothing  (Num.  31:20; 
  Heb.  11:37)  and  for  writing  upon  The  trade  of  a  tanner  is 
  mentioned  (Acts  9:43;  10:6,  32).  It  was  probably  learned  in 
  Egypt. 
 




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