cordwain


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cordwain

(ˈkɔːdˌweɪn)
n
(Tanning) an archaic name for cordovan
[C12 cordewan, from Old French cordoan, from Old Spanish cordovan Cordovan]
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The mile-and-a-quarter trip was always going to be a gruelling examination for the 12 runners encountering testing soft ground, but Knight's charge coped best with the conditions, galloping resolutely to a one-and-a-half length triumph over Cordwain.