upper leather

1) The high-quality leather which forms the upper part of a shoe or boot (OED).

1596 No tanner dwelling without the liberties of the town shall sell any clout lether or upper lether in any place within the liberties, but only in open market in the place appointed by the Mayor and Governors

1673 In the Tan Yard 39 uper leather hides, Selby

1708 17 upper leather hydes, Frizinghall.

dates 1596 1673 1708

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