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  • n. A process used in preparing certain kinds of leather, which consists of frizzing the skin and working oil into it to supply the place of the astringent (tannin, alum, etc.) ordinarily used in tanning.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A process used in preparing certain kinds of leather, which consists in frizzing the skin, and working oil into it to supply the place of the astringent (tannin, alum, or the like) ordinarily used in tanning.

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