leathery


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leath·er·y

 (lĕth′ə-rē)
adj.
Having the texture or appearance of leather: a leathery face.

leath′er·i·ness n.

leathery

(ˈlɛðərɪ)
adj
having the appearance or texture of leather, esp in toughness
ˈleatheriness n

leath•er•y

(ˈlɛð ə ri)

adj.
like leather in appearance or texture; tough and flexible.
[1545–55]
leath′er•i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.leathery - resembling or made to resemble leather; tough but pliable
tough - resistant to cutting or chewing

leathery

adjective tough, hard, rough, hardened, rugged, wrinkled, durable, leathern (archaic), coriaceous, leatherlike His hair is untidy and his skin is quite leathery.
Translations
خَشِن، جِلْدي
kožnatý
læderagtig
bõrszerû
seigur
kožovitý
deri gibi

leathery

[ˈleðərɪ] ADJ [meat] → correoso; [skin] → curtido

leathery

[ˈlɛðəri] adj [skin] → tanné(e)

leathery

adj materiallederartig; skinledern; meatzäh; a leathery smellein Ledergeruch m

leathery

[ˈlɛðərɪ] adj (meat, substance, skin) → coriaceo/a

leather

(ˈleðə) noun, adjective
(of) the skin of an animal prepared for making clothes, luggage etc. shoes made of leather; a leather jacket/case.
ˈleathery adjective
like leather, especially tough. The plant had broad, leathery leaves.
References in classic literature ?
The old woman was a gnarled and leathery personage who could don, at will, an expression of great virtue.
Glegg did, if their pastry had a less leathery consistence, and their damson cheese a less venerable hardness than hers; nay, even the peculiar combination of grocery and druglike odors in Mrs.
And they sang it again, and Mary and Colin lifted their voices as musically as they could and Dickon's swelled quite loud and beautiful--and at the second line Ben Weatherstaff raspingly cleared his throat and at the third line he joined in with such vigor that it seemed almost savage and when the "Amen" came to an end Mary observed that the very same thing had happened to him which had happened when he found out that Colin was not a cripple--his chin was twitching and he was staring and winking and his leathery old cheeks were wet.
But then I perceived the re- semblance of its grey-brown, shiny, leathery integument to that of the other sprawling bodies beyond, and the true nature of this dexterous workman dawned upon me.
For, speaking with all respect, why should you, and I with you, be here on this lonely spot, barking our shins in the dark on the way to a confounded flickering light where there will be no other supper but a piece of a stale sausage and a draught of leathery wine out of a stinking skin.
It was the man of all others whom I should have chosen--Tarp Henry, of the staff of Nature, a thin, dry, leathery creature, who was full, to those who knew him, of kindly humanity.
The fellow was strongly built with skin of a leathery appearance, like parchment yellowed with age.
There were eggs without egg-spoons, toast which was leathery from being kept, dried-up rashers, and grounds in the coffee.
For that,' Mr Wegg inwardly decides, as he takes a corrective sniff or two, 'is musty, leathery, feathery, cellary, gluey, gummy, and,' with another sniff, 'as it might be, strong of old pairs of bellows.
He seized the young man's leathery hand and wrung it cordially.
Colonel Morris, the officer in charge, was a short, active man with a grim and leathery face, but a lively and humorous eye--a contradiction borne out by his conduct, for he at once derided the safeguards and yet insisted on them.
Only it happened at Grimworth, which, to be sure, was a low place, that the maids and matrons could do nothing with their hands at all better than cooking: not even those who had always made heavy cakes and leathery pastry.