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  • Almira Jane put on her waterproof and rubbers, and attended to the hens and the geese; and in order to pay her back for doing his work, Master Sunshine polished the silver spoons and forks with whitening, and rubbed them with a chamois-skin until they fairly gleamed.

    Master Sunshine

  • Rubber gloves are worn in making the toilet, and they are cared for by an ointment of glycerine and rubbed dry with chamois-skin or cotton flannel.

    Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889

  • Coming to the open door, however, he found her only busy in rubbing the furniture with a bit of chamois-skin.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 74, December, 1863

  • His rough jacket, made by the tailor last autumn, and therefore too new to be worn on a less special occasion, is short and loose enough to leave ample space for the display of his _rauge_, or broad leather belt of softest chamois-skin, worked in scrolls surrounding his name, with split peacock quills, no little resembling Indian handicraft.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 27, June, 1873

  • Upon every reference to that little hoard in the brass match-safe and chamois-skin bag at the bottom of her trunk,

    McTeague

  • As for Trina, the more her husband stormed, the tighter she drew the strings of the little chamois-skin bag that she hid at the bottom of her trunk underneath her bridal dress.

    McTeague

  • Groping beneath a pile of dresses he found the chamois-skin bag, the little brass match-box, and, at the very bottom, carefully thrust into one corner, the canvas sack crammed to the mouth with twenty-dollar gold pieces.

    McTeague

  • Then she opened her trunk, and taking thence the brass match-box and chamois-skin bag added their contents to the pile.

    McTeague

  • The brass match-safe and the chamois-skin bag were there.

    McTeague

  • "Couldn't save sixty dollars much easier than that," and she had added the hundred and thirty to the little hoard in the chamois-skin bag and brass match-box in the bottom of her trunk.

    McTeague

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