Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A material prepared from vegetable fiber chemically treated and formed into sheets, having in a greater or less degree a body, color, and toughness resembling those of bark-tanned and uncurried leather.

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Examples

  • They were just leatheroid walls, but they had an odd quality.

    The Unicorn Trade

  • He leaned over the table and groped in the Solarian's bip pocket until the leatheroid was in his hand.

    Starways

  • Or if you do not mind a little more expense, telescopes made of leatheroid, about 22 inches long, 11 inches wide and 9 inches deep, with the lower corners rounded so they will not stick into the horse, and fitted with straps and handles, make the ideal travelling case; for they can be shipped from place to place on the railroad and can be packed, one on each side of a horse.

    A Woman Tenderfoot

  • Quickly we transported it to another leatheroid box, intending to take its picture in the morning, but the prisoner had a means of attack that I had not counted on.

    Wild Animals at Home

  • It was impossible to make pictures then, so I put the little Rabbit under a leatheroid telescope lid, on a hard level place, gave him food and water, and left him for use in the morning.

    Wild Animals at Home

  • Water-proof leatheroid cases were to turn the storm, dancing tins and lines will scare the ravens, and each cache tree was made unclimbable to Wolverines by the addition of a necklace of charms in the form of large fish-hooks, all nailed on with points downward.

    The Arctic Prairies : a Canoe-Journey of 2,000 Miles in Search of the Caribou; Being the Account of a Voyage to the Region North of Aylemer Lake

  • a garment of leatheroid, covered his body and limbs, even the backs of his hands, as well as his neck and scalp.

    The Devil's Asteroid

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