Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A soft leather specially treated with salt and alum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. buff leather; leather tanned with alum and salt.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a leather that has been treated with alum and/or salt

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Examples

  • Ms. Pinkerton dropped into Miss Wells’s chair, clasped her hands behind her head, and propped the heels of her white leather boots—which complemented a pair of royal blue cropped pants and an orange tank top—on the desk.

    Maggie Bean in Love

  • Ayla was sewing the finishing beadwork onto the white leather tunic when she heard a commotion from the Fox Hearth.

    The Mammoth Hunters

  • Esteban motioned Duncan toward one of the low white leather sofas in a grouping of similar pieces.

    Ricochet

  • A large comfy-looking white leather couch dominated the center of the room with chairs set at angles facing the television on either side.

    Sin City

  • Not far from them four people were untying cords that had held a deer hide-now soft, flexible, nearly white leather -- to a rectangular frame made of mammoth rib bones lashed together with thongs.

    The Mammoth Hunters

  • When I had first seen him back at the FBI office, he had been wearing a pressed oxford-cloth shirt, snug blue jeans, and white leather athletic shoes, and had stood very straight, revealing his fitness.

    Fault Line

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