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[mass noun] Leather that has been prepared by dressing with alum and salt so as to retain its natural colour.
- ‘Sidney Austin, the harness-maker, still uses strips of whitleather to repair..the collars of farm-horses.’
Late Middle English: from white + leather.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.