American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having the texture or appearance of leather: a leathery face.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling leather; tough and flexible like leather; specifically, in botany, coriaceous.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Resembling leather in appearance or consistency; tough.
- adj. resembling or made to resemble leather; tough but pliable
“I think they actually use the word leathery in the description for one of the wines.”
“As you can plainly see, even the lovely Katrina Kaif looks a tad -- let's just say 'leathery' -- in dominatrix-style thigh-highs.”
“He has a tail, too, long and leathery, which is always curling about to get hold of something.”
“Her skin really does look leathery, which is such a shame at her young age.”
“I stopped reading them when I saw the word "leathery" describe the women's skin.”
“So, they're kind of leathery, cardboardy kind of consistency.”
“The marzipan layer also provided just the right sweetness and texture without any kind of leathery discomfort found in other marzipan layers.”
“We told Todd to close his eyes and touch them and describe their texture - "kind of leathery-kind of dry-kind of ... chewy-kind of like ..." (opens his eyes).”
“He almost thought he heard it through the cloudbank, a kind of leathery swishing in the air Then a minor kind of hell broke loose.”
“The colour of the big toad was a brownish-olive and white below; but the head was most extraordinary, as it had a snout almost pointed, the nostrils forming a kind of leathery tube.”
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