Part of speech: adjective

Resembling leather: tough.

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Usage examples "leathery":

  1. They kept the same two men season after season,- leathery old range hands with eyes that saw whatever came within their field of vision, and with the gift of silence, which is rare. - "Sawtooth Ranch", B. M. Bower.
  2. But somehow he felt oppressed, and the sinking sun threw into bold relief the furrows of his weather- beaten, leathery face and showed the trouble marks which sat above his eyes. - "Hopalong Cassidy", Clarence E. Mulford.
  3. I've got a bit of the muscle they call a heart left in me yet, though it has got rather leathery. - "Paul Faber, Surgeon", George MacDonald.