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Nothing like leather My interest is the best nostrum. A town, in danger of a siege, called together a council of the chief inhabitants to know what defence they recommended. A mason suggested a strong wall, a shipbuilder advised “wooden walls,” and when others had spoken, a currier arose and said, “There’s nothing like leather.”

In Botallack, Cornwall, a standing toast is Tin and Pilchards, the staples of the town.

⁂ Another version is, “Nothing like leather to administer a thrashing”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Leaning Tower
Leap Year
Leap in the Dark (A)
Lear (King)
Learn by Heart (To)
Least Said the soonest Mended (The) or The Less Said
Leather or Prunella
Leatherstocking (Natty)
Leave in the Lurch (To)
Leave out in the Cold (To)
Leave some for Manners
Leaves without Figs
Led Captain (A)
Leda and the Swan
Ledger (A)