leathery


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Synonyms for leathery

resembling or made to resemble leather

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It was her fuzzy front of curls; for as she occupied herself in household matters in the morning it would have been a mere extravagance to put on anything so superfluous to the making of leathery pastry as a fuzzy curled front.
The cod were there in legions, marching solemnly over the leathery kelp.
His face, however, was tanned of a dull yellow tint, with a leathery, poreless look, which spoke of rough outdoor doings, and the little pointed beard which he wore, in deference to the prevailing fashion, was streaked and shot with gray.
The scene was the dining-room--breakfast interrupted, dishes growing cold, little Fyne's toast growing leathery, Fyne out of his chair with his back to the fire, the newspaper on the carpet, servants shut out, Mrs.
In its frozen state it was more like strips of galvanized iron, and when a dog wrestled it into his stomach it thawed into thin and innutritious leathery strings and into a mass of short hair, irritating and indigestible.
This creeping, low-growing evergreen shrub produces leathery green leaves that are coarsely toothed and create a 20cm-thick blanket over the soil.
clouds of pitch and ash melaleuca bark softened to leathery, dusky pink
This popular semi-evergreen produces leathery dark green leaves and elegant white bowl-shaped flowers that brighten up shady spots.
But the leaves keep turning brown, leathery and fall off.
A source tells me: "While the crew were filming, this old leathery guy in the skimpiest swimming pants kept wandering on the set, causing everyone to crack up.
The opening credits alone feature leathery corpses being cut open against a soundtrack of eerily sinister violins.
BERGENIA OTHERWISE known as elephant's ears because of the shape of their leathery leaves, these cabbage-shaped low-growing perennials produce pink, mauve, white or red flowers, but their leaves can also change colour depending on the variety you choose.
In 1821, French physician Pierre Bretonneau described diphtheria's unique clinical characteristics during an epidemic in southern France, when he named it diphterite after the leathery texture of the pseudomembrane.
Bamboo sharks (Chiloscyllium punctatum) develop inside a leathery egg case (left) that opens slightly near hatching time.
It's always a shock then, upon seeing Howard 'Mr Nice' Marks in the flesh because he looks as tanned and leathery as a Rolling Stone (more like a cross between Keith Richards and a vintage suitcase) and sounds more like an affable Valleys uncle musing over a pint than a tabloid-baiting drugs despot.