from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The true skin, or corium, as distinguished from the epidermis.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • A slight grin wrinkled the cracks in Jerry's leather-skin face.

    The Patrol of the Sun Dance Trail

  • Layer will perform Irish composer Shaun Davey's "Brendan Voyage," inspired by historian Tim Severin's 1976 effort to retrace, in a currach, or leather-skin boat, the voyage of St. Brendan, Abbot of Clonfert, from County Kerry across the Atlantic to Newfoundland in 530.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.