from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dung of dogs or hyenas, which becomes white by exposure to air. It is used in dressing leather, and was formerly used in medicine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The dung of dogs, etc., which, from exposure to the air, has become white like chalk. It was formerly used as a medicine, and is still used by tanners to soften leather.


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