American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A light yellow oil obtained from the feet and shinbones of cattle, used chiefly to dress leather.
- n. a pale yellow oil made from the feet and legs of cattle; used as a dressing for leather
“Stephen cradled the gun, smelling the machine oil from the bolt-action receiver and the neat's-foot oil from the sling, so worn and soft it was like angora.”
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