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Whit-leather

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The skin of a horse cured and whitened for whip-thongs, hedging-gloves, and so on.

“Thy gerdill made of whitlether whange …

Is turned now to velvet.”


MS. Lansd., 241.

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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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