Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being leathery.

Etymologies

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leathery +‎ -ness

Examples

  • As time has gone on from my initial impression I detect more of the patchouli that I had previously as well as a bit more of the vanilla that Colombina wrote of- none of which detracts from the bewitching smoky leatheriness of this scent.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • Other notes include cedar, white lotus, beeswax, patchouli and labdanum, and create a smooth ambery-fougere with hints of suede-like leatheriness, mostly resulting from the presence of the above mentioned Seville lavender and labdanum.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • I love the slight leatheriness of eggplant's skin, like an expensive handbag.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • The high heat of a hot oven or frying pan does this most effectively; slow cooking at a low oven temperature can desiccate the skin while its collagen is intact, and preserve its leatheriness.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • And if I removed it, positioning the phone between my naked shoulder and my ear, that my skin with its natural leatheriness would make for a better phone holder.

    unclebob Diary Entry

  • What concerned him was that the legs, the oddly undamaged arms, and the back of this corpse had a leatheriness usually associated with the secretive members of the Aridimi priesthood, who all but mummified themselves while they still lived.

    Acorna's Rebels

  • But your skin is fair, showing none of the leatheriness one gets from prolongedexposure to this sun.

    The Queen of Air and Darkness

  • The SPF will block out harmful UV rays that break down skin collagen, preventing leatheriness and age spots.

    mirror.co.uk - Home

  • The former have a leatheriness to them, and more tannic structure, while the latter are rounder and more polished, with more characteristics of California Cabernet, including sweet oak tannins.

    Vinography: A Wine Blog

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