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Spanish leather

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Spanish leather See Cordwain.
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Usage

In literature:

It was sheathed in a crimson scabbard, and the belt of Spanish leather studded with silver bosses was wound crosswise around it.
"Men of Iron" by Howard Pyle
He separated the lining from the Spanish leather, and probed slowly and carefully in the space between.
"The Lion's Skin" by Rafael Sabatini
Spanish leather, C2; ~cordewan~, MD; ~cordewayne~, Voc.
"A Concise Dictionary of Middle English" by A. L. Mayhew and Walter W. Skeat
Spanish leather, neats leather, and other kinds of leather used for gloves, worth six, eight, or nine.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume IX." by Robert Kerr
As he had said, it was a piece of soft Spanish leather left white by the dyer but now yellowed and darkened somewhat with age.
"Boy Scouts in Southern Waters" by G. Harvey Ralphson
Count Hamilton describes his boots of white Spanish leather, with gold spurs.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
Peau d'Espagne, or Spanish skin, is nothing more than highly perfumed leather.
"The Art of Perfumery" by G. W. Septimus Piesse
She was with Henry, of course, behind that Spanish leather screen.
"The Man and the Moment" by Elinor Glyn
These were magnificently bound, and enclosed in a bag of rich Spanish leather.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
The music-room is panelled, and above the panels are hangings of Spanish leather covered with graceful designs.
"Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts" by Rosalind Northcote
Four Spanish Chairs, covered with leather.
"Rembrandt and His Works" by John Burnet
Wait till you see my Spanish leather screen!
"The Lady of the Basement Flat" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The cushion shown in the picture is made of Spanish roan skin leather and is filled with elastic felt.
"Mission Furniture" by H. H. Windsor
A few years ago a remarkably fine collection of old Spanish leather work was exhibited in London.
"Chats on Household Curios" by Fred W. Burgess
She constantly held in her hand a large fan of Spanish leather, and saturated her linen with the most powerful perfumes.
"Louis XIV., Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
His riding-boots were of soft brown Spanish leather and his stockings of pearl-gray silk.
"The Panchronicon" by Harold Steele Mackaye
And such a dainty Spanish leather shoulder holster.
"The Five Arrows" by Allan Chase
His trunk hose were of black, his shoes easy ones of Spanish leather with crimson rosettes upon the instep.
"House of Torment" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
Going behind an old Spanish leather screen, he listened.
"The Unpublishable Memoirs" by A. S. W. Rosenbach
In the reign of Louis XIII the influence of Anne of Austria brought Spanish leather again into fashion.
"The Decoration of Leather" by Georges de Récy
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In poetry:

On the Emperor's cap the feather
Nods, as laughing he replies:
"How many skins of Spanish leather,
Think you, would, if stitched together,
Make a glove of such a size?"
"The Emperor's Glove. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fifth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Up and down the dreary camp,
In great boots of Spanish leather,
Striding with a measured tramp,
These Hidalgos, dull and damp,
Cursed the Frenchmen, cursed the weather.
"The Emperor's Bird's-Nest. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

Invoking a Stevie Nicks song, the Leather & Lace collection re-creates the age-old craft of Spanish fabric making but relies on Italian artisans using newfangled laser-etching and -cutting technology.
Penélope Cruz has been named the new brand ambassador for Spanish leather goods brand Loewe .
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