chamois-leather love

chamois-leather

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  • Alexey Sergeitch invariably wore a grey ‘redingote,’ with three capes falling over his shoulders, a striped waistcoat, chamois-leather breeches, and high boots of dark red morocco, with heart-shaped scallops and tassels at the tops; he wore a white muslin cravat, a jabot, lace cuffs, and two gold English ‘turnip watches,’ one in each pocket of his waistcoat.

    A Desperate Character

  • Pyetushkov dressed, and carefully drew on his chamois-leather gloves.

    A Desperate Character

  • It reposes, with its back flush with the surface, beside a block of coral or stone defiantly indistinguishable from the ocean floor — a stolid, solid, inert creature, eight or ten inches long, the under part smooth, presenting the appearance of wet chamois-leather, and irresponsive to touch — “the mother tongue of all the senses.”

    My Tropic Isle

  • The field clothing is generally linen blouse with cloth shoulder-straps, chamois-leather trousers, dyed red, and a white kepi.

    Afghanistan and the Anglo-Russian Dispute

  • I groped forward in the darkness until my hand encountered hers, and took from her grasp a chamois-leather bag, which was all crisp to the touch above and solid below.

    In Direst Peril

  • The Captain cleaned his spectacles with piece of chamois-leather, put them on, folded the leather and replaced it in its especial place in his pocket, before he took the bit of rock.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 11, No. 67, May, 1863

  • The globed lamp was tricky, and the chamois-leather would slip and let her bark her knuckle on the bracket.

    The Happy Foreigner

  • She could bring up nothing better than an old postcard, a hairpin, and a forgotten scrap of chamois-leather.

    The Happy Foreigner

  • As good as her word, when the others were straying back to the gallery in response to the lure of a lullaby valse, Valerie led Lyveden to a lobby and let him help her into a chamois-leather coat.

    Anthony Lyveden

  • "And here is the Thoughtless One," continued t he man, pointing to a tall, lean man who was clothed in chamois-leather and carried a wide-mouthed blunderbuss under his arm.

    John Dough And The Cherub

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