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Russia leather   /rˈəʃə lˈɛðər/   Listen
Russia leather

noun
1.
A smooth leather tanned with willow, birch, or oak, and scented on the flesh side with birch oil.






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"Russia leather" Quotes from Famous Books



... too ready and eager to break away and go gathering goat-feathers. If it had not been for that I might be a millionaire or the President of the United States or the leading American Author, bound in Red Russia leather. I might have been a Set of Books, like Sir Walter Scott or Dickens or Balzac, and when people passed my house the natives would say, "No, that isn't the city hall or the court-house; that's where Butler ...
— Goat-Feathers • Ellis Parker Butler

... flame, and then holding the fire in its glowing heart all through the night. Its bark is the most serviceable of all the products of the wilderness. In Russia, they say, it is used in tanning, and gives its subtle, sacerdotal fragrance to Russia leather. But here, in the woods, it serves more primitive ends. It can be peeled off in a huge roll from some giant tree and fashioned into a swift canoe to carry man over the waters. It can be cut into square sheets to roof his shanty in the forest. ...
— Little Rivers - A Book Of Essays In Profitable Idleness • Henry van Dyke

... the girl now seated herself, on a bench of polished teak, from Mindanao. And, turning to her father, who had sunk down in his favorite easy-chair of Russia leather, she asked with ...
— The Air Trust • George Allan England

... cedar-wood, Russia leather, tobacco-leaves, bog-myrtle, or anything else strongly aromatic, in the drawers or boxes where furs or other things to be preserved from moths are kept, and ...
— The Book of Household Management • Mrs. Isabella Beeton



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