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Letherin, Lethrin(g, a. Also: letheran(e, -en, leathering; lethron(e, leathrane. [ME. letherene, -in, letherne, e.m.E. leth(e)ren, leathern, leathren, OE. leðer(e)n, leðren: cf. Ledderin.] Made or consisting of leather; leathern.(a) 1579 Conv. Burghs I. 94.
For letheran polkis to put the syluer in
1584 Sempill Sat. P. xlv. 921.
Tua leathering bosses he hes bought
1587 Carmichael Etym. 5.
Cudo, a letheren hood
1621 Edinb. Test. LI. 32.
Thrie dosone of letherane poyntis, price of all tuelff schillingis
1668 Ib. LXXIII. 168 b.
Sex high letherin chires
(b) 1495–6 Treas. Acc. I. 262.
v dosane of grete lethrin poyntis
1584 Sempill Sat. P. xlv. 574.
Weill beltit in ane lethrone belt
1610 Edinb. Test. XLVI. 160.
Ane gross of lethring pointis, price xlii s.
1639 Fam. Rose 325.
Some wrytis quhilkis ar in ane litill leathrane waalat
1640 Black Bk. Taymouth 348.
Ane … long muskett … having ane long blak lethron caise

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