leath·​er·​work | \ˈle-t͟hər-ˌwərk \

Definition of leatherwork 

: articles made of leather

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Researchers also found the remains of some organic material, presumed to be leatherwork that kept the blade fixed in place. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The Man With a Knife for an Arm," 14 Aug. 2018 And McKinney wouldn't learn leatherwork for a few years. Eder Campuzano, OregonLive.com, "More than a costume: Portland cosplayers say suiting up is a labor of love," 10 Apr. 2018 Tactile Craftworks The Milwaukee Map Book started the Atlas Series for Tactile Craftworks, a leatherwork seller. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Sconnie' capitalism: Milwaukee brands make all the hometown gear you could ever want," 20 Feb. 2018 Building saddles and custom leatherwork is a family affair for Kramer. Kim Fundingsland, The Seattle Times, "North Dakota saddle maker finds success in US and overseas," 24 Dec. 2017 The festival features more than 100 craft booths stretched out along the town’s greenbelt, artists and artisans will sell jewelry, leatherwork, glass and woodwork, as well as clothing, furniture and decorative items. Greg Mellen, Orange County Register, "Local artists come to Sunset Beach for 50th annual show," 22 June 2017 Métiers have usually been handled by outside specialists famous in their own right, among them Maison Lesage (embroidery), Maison Sophie Hallette (lace) and Maison Lemarié (feather and leatherwork). Roberta Smith, New York Times, "At the Costume Institute, Couture Meets Technology," 5 May 2016 The métiers here progress from embroidery and featherwork, through artificial flowers, pleating, lace and leatherwork. Roberta Smith, New York Times, "At the Costume Institute, Couture Meets Technology," 5 May 2016 The rest of the shoe comes together in the Italian region of Veneto, known for its high-end shoemaking and leatherwork, not far from where Avanzi, now based in New York, grew up. Hilary Moss, New York Times, "Brand to Know: Simple Architectural Heels, Made in Italy," 7 Nov. 2016

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1855, in the meaning defined above

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