American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A soft fine leather of goatskin tanned with sumac, used for book bindings and shoes.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Leather made from goatskins, tanned with sumac, originally in the Barbary States, but afterward very largely in the Levant, and now produced in Europe from skins imported from Asia and Africa. The peculiar qualities of true morocco are great firmness of texture with flexibility, and a grained surface, of which there are many varieties. This surface is produced by an embossing process called
graining. True morocco is of extreme hardness, and makes the most durable bookbindings; it is used also for upholstering seats and for similar purposes, and to a certain extent in shoemaking.
- n. Leather made in imitation of this, often of sheepskins, and used for the same purposes, but much more largely in shoemaking.
- n. A very strong kind of ale anciently made in Cumberland, said to have a certain amount of beef among its ingredients, the recipe being kept a secret.
- Made or consisting of morocco; also, of the common red color of morocco leather.
- To convert into morocco.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A fine kind of leather, prepared commonly from goatskin (though an inferior kind is made of sheepskin), and tanned with sumac and dyed of various colors; -- said to have been first made by the Moors.
- n. a kingdom (constitutional monarchy) in northwestern Africa with a largely Muslim population; achieved independence from France in 1956
- n. a soft pebble-grained leather made from goatskin; used for shoes and book bindings etc.
- From country of Morocco, from which this leather was originally imported. Compare maroquin. (Wiktionary)
- After Morocco . (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“He would publish 1,000 copies of each book; 500 in morocco and 500 in cloth boards of smooth red, magenta, puce or dark blue.”
“Handwritten and illustrated by Rowling herself and bound in morocco leather, silver ornaments, and semi-precious stones, The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a collection of five wizarding fairy tales.”
“stupidity is everywhere… we had a map of the world hanging in class (in israel) and one girl points at morocco (next to the word morocco) and says: this is israel, right?”
“Be sure and see that you have a coarse-grained levant morocco, which is much handsomer than the less good hard fine-grained morocco; of course it should be a polished or crushed levant binding, though when you see the pattern piece of leather it will be rough and unpolished.”
“The old binders used to be given forests that they might always have a supply of the skins of wild animals; the modern binder has to content himself with importing morocco, which is far the best leather there is, and is very much to be preferred to calf.”
“Marrakech, the road to founders of tower of the Koutoubya at palace of the Bahia at the lamp-lighters of mixed population of bazaars of the "morocco" workers of olive-yards of the Menara of”
“Here are to be found not only the silks and pottery, the Jewish goldsmiths 'work, the arms and embroidered saddlery which the city itself produces, but "morocco" from Marrakech, rugs, tent-hangings and matting from Rabat and Salé, grain baskets from”
“This is the chief of the Guild of "morocco" workers of”
“Leathers with a prominent grained surface, such as morocco, seal or pig skin, may either have the grain rough or crushed flat.”
“For the less porous leathers, such as morocco, seal, or pig skin, no paste-water or size is necessary, unless the skin happens to be a specially open one, or the cover has been cut from the flank or belly.”
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