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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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