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Rexine vs. Leather

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Rexinenoun

A type of leather imitation, as used for things like book covers and upholstery.

Leathernoun

A tough material produced from the skin of animals, by tanning or similar process, used e.g. for clothing.

Rexinenoun

an artificial leather, used in upholstery and bookbinding.

Leathernoun

A piece of the above used for polishing.

Rexine

Rexine is the registered trademark of an artificial leather leathercloth fabric produced in the United Kingdom by Rexine Ltd of Hyde, near Manchester, England. It was made of cloth surfaced with a mixture of cellulose nitrate (a low explosive also used as the propellant in firearms rounds), camphor oil, pigment and alcohol, embossed to look like leather.

Leathernoun

(colloquial) A cricket ball or football.

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Leathernoun

(plural: leathers) clothing made from the skin of animals, often worn by motorcycle riders.

Leathernoun

(baseball) A good defensive play

‘Jones showed good leather to snare that liner.’;

Leathernoun

The skin.

Leatheradjective

Made of leather.

Leatheradjective

Referring to one who wears leather clothing (motorcycle jacket, chaps over 501 jeans, boots), especially as a sign of sadomasochistic homosexuality.

Leatherverb

To cover with leather.

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Leatherverb

To strike forcefully.

‘He leathered the ball all the way down the street.’;

Leatherverb

To beat with a leather belt or strap.

Leathernoun

The skin of an animal, or some part of such skin, with the hair removed, and tanned, tawed, or otherwise dressed for use; also, dressed hides, collectively.

Leathernoun

The skin.

Leatherverb

To beat, as with a thong of leather.

Leatheradjective

Of, pertaining to or made of leather; consisting of leather; as, a black leather jacket.

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Leathernoun

an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning

Leathernoun

a material made from the skin of an animal by tanning or a similar process

‘a leather jacket’;

Leathernoun

leather clothes, especially those worn by a motorcyclist

‘he was dressed head to toe in black leathers’;

Leathernoun

a piece of leather as a polishing cloth.

Leathernoun

short for stirrup leather

Leatherverb

beat or thrash (someone)

‘he caught me and leathered me black and blue’;

Leatherverb

strike or kick (a ball) very hard

‘Carlos took his customary 20-metre sprint up to the ball and leathered it’;

Leather

Leather is a strong, flexible and durable material obtained from the tanning, or chemical treatment, of animal skins and hides to prevent decay. The most common leathers come from cattle, sheep, goats, equine animals, buffalo, pigs and hogs, and aquatic animals such as seals and alligators.Leather can be used to make a variety of items, including clothing, footwear, handbags, furniture, tools and sports equipment, and lasts for decades.

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