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Whit-leather

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.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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