Definition of Cordwain

1. n. A term used in the Middle Ages for Spanish leather (goatskin tanned and dressed), and hence, any leather handsomely finished, colored, gilded, or the like.



Definition of Cordwain

1. Noun. a leather from C√≥rdoba originally of tanned goatskin later of horsehide. ¹

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Definition of Cordwain

1. cordovan [n -S] - See also: cordovan

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cordwain

cordons
cordons off
cordons sanitaires
cordopexy
cordotomies
cordotomy
cordovan
cordovans
cords
corduroy
corduroy road
corduroyed
corduroying
corduroylike
corduroys
cordwain (current term)
cordwainer
cordwaineries
cordwainers
cordwainery
cordwains
cordwood
cordwoods
cordy pulse
cordycepin
cordyline
cordylines
cordylobiasis
core
core-inflation

Literary usage of Cordwain

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1. London, Past and Present: Its History, Associations, and Traditions by Henry Benjamin Wheatley, Peter Cunningham (1891)
"... with " cordwain and basil" as liable to a charge of one penny the dozen, but " this custom is only to be taken for wares that come from beyond the sea. ..."

2. Vital Records of Lynn, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 by Lynn (Mass, Lynn (Mass.), Lynn, Mass (1906)
"John and Hannah, and Jonathan Phillips, jr., cordwain- er, s. Gideon and Rebekah, 2o: 9 m : 1792. с. R. 1. Nathan, and Catharine Silsbee, Aug. 9, 1840. ..."

3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"A worker in cordwain or cordovan leather ; hence, a worker in leather of any ... [< cordwain + -cry.'] The occupation of working in leather; specifically, ..."

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