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- n. Alternative form of basil (a tanned sheepskin)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as basil, a sheepskin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Sheepskin tanned in oak- or larch-bark, and used for bookbinding, etc. It is distinguished from roan, which is tanned in sumac.
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