chamois leather


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Noun1.chamois leather - a soft suede leather formerly from the skin of the chamois antelope but now from sheepskinchamois leather - a soft suede leather formerly from the skin of the chamois antelope but now from sheepskin
leather - an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning
wash leather - piece of chamois used for cleaning and polishing
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chamois leather

n(pelle f di) camoscio
References in classic literature ?
A frightful little skeleton of a woman hung in a cupboard, behind a glazed door, with this cynical inscription placed above the skull: "Behold the scaffolding on which beauty is built!" In a corresponding cupboard, with the door wide open, there hung in loose folds a shirt (as I took it to be) of chamois leather. Touching it (and finding it to be far softer than any chamois leather that my fingers had ever felt before), I disarranged the folds, and disclosed a ticket pinned among them, describing the thing in these horrid lines: "Skin of a French Marquis, tanned in the Revolution of Ninety-three.
This usually consists of a gray surcoat and leggins of the dressed skin of the antelope, resembling chamois leather, and embroidered with porcupine quills brilliantly dyed.
The money was contained in a bag of chamois leather, of respectable dimensions, which my banker had given me, and Miss Tita had to make a big fist to receive it.
On the string were two crosses, one of Cyprus wood and one of copper, and an image in silver filigree, and with them a small greasy chamois leather purse with a steel rim and ring.
The King took a heavy chamois leather bag from under his cloak and laid it on the table.
windscreen wipers, lashing straps, expander, filters, starter battery, lights, accessories, parking disc, valve, marker, deicer, rust remover, battery, antifreeze, radiator antifreeze, first aid kit, rim and brake cleaner, auto sponge, chamois leather, ice scraper, canister, safety vest, chalk, mudguard , tire filler, tire probe, etc.
To avoid paying a PS50 fine, Stiepermann took his chance on the 'wheel of fortune' - and the needle came to rest on the segment requiring wax and chamois leather for the manager's motor.
"I remember being in Mr Horner's English class at Garendon and dad appearing at the window, leather and shammy (chamois leather) in hand, three floors up on a wooden ladder!.
I became an aficionado of the two-bucket method and how to use a chamois leather to best effect.
The images, captured as he stayed at a hotel in Zurich, showed him topless, his trademark chamois leather face appearing like it had been up all night.
The images, captured as he stayed at a hotel in Zurich, showed him topless with his trademark chamois leather face appearing like he had been up all night.
The week after he sang the song the Labour Exchange was full of chaps offering to supply their own chamois leather for the chance to sneak a peek at the way their neighbours lived.