As the other users have shown, give as a noun means
something's ability to bend or move from its normal shape to take extra weight or size (Cambridge)
What you are confused about is the preposition in after give, which makes you think that this is a phrasal verb. Well, it isn't. Think of your sentence in this way:
... but the leather has something in it.
You're right: "English novel" is ambiguous.
Which you should use depends on the context: in some contexts, it may be clear that you're referring to language (e.g., "Compared to novels written in old English, modern English novels are...") or the country (e.g., "Compared to American novels, English novels are..."). In other ...
The Longman's site that you cite does not really give a definition, but it is usage # 3. Furthermore, "stance" has multiple meanings. Its original meaning was "How one stood, posture." but it has also come to mean "opinion, viewpoint."
According to Google ngram, "adopt the stance" and "assume the stance" have ...
According to Merriam-Webster, the word clean can be defined as
free from dirt or pollution
free from contamination or disease
Therefore, the speaker likely had in mind that the consumption, or use of watermelon results in one of the aforementioned states.
"English novel" means either "A novel (originally) written in (the) English (language)" or "A novel written by an English person, (probably) about England".
On the other hand, "a novel in English" would immediately mean to me: "a novel which was originally been written in another language, but translated into ...
This statement divides public opinion in groups: some people feared that Switzerland has suffered anarchy, while other people dreamed of Switzerland experiencing political revolutions. I don't think these groups of people belong only to the Swiss nation.
TV Show - a single block of TV entertainment shown at one time.
TV Series - the episodes of a TV show, usually referring to a sequential order of shows.
TV Program - the agenda, or programming, of a single channel or originator of TV shows for a single time period, usually a day.
TV Guide - a guide, or listing, of competing TV programming for show ...