Touching it (and finding it to be far softer than any chamois leather
that my fingers had ever felt before), I disarranged the folds, and disclosed a ticket pinned among them, describing the thing in these horrid lines: "Skin of a French Marquis, tanned in the Revolution of Ninety-three.
This usually consists of a gray surcoat and leggins of the dressed skin of the antelope, resembling chamois leather
, and embroidered with porcupine quills brilliantly dyed.
The money was contained in a bag of chamois leather
, of respectable dimensions, which my banker had given me, and Miss Tita had to make a big fist to receive it.
On the string were two crosses, one of Cyprus wood and one of copper, and an image in silver filigree, and with them a small greasy chamois leather
purse with a steel rim and ring.