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  • n. Plural form of calfskin.


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  • He still wears his black calfskins from his rocker days, along with some poet's frock.

    Second Skin

  • He got out hides because it had to be done — goatskins and calfskins — steeped them in the river, laid them in bark, and tanned them after a fashion ready for shoes.

    The Growth of the Soil

  • His trousers were black and practically new, and his feet were shod in shiny black boots, a pair of handmade calfskins that hugged his feet like a soft, silk glove fit a lady's hand.

    Wyoming Territory

  • I traced the shipment back to a cattle collective in Alma Ata, which had shipped on the same day my calfskins to Leningrad and soup tripe to Vogvozdino. '

    Gorky Park

  • Finished calfskins, oak tanned (Chateau Renault) 12.4 0.33 3.59 46.74 36.94

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 286, June 25, 1881

  • Another thing the boys learned about sheepskins which was very different from the treatment of calfskins was that before the slats could be tanned they had to be put through a powerful press and have the grease squeezed out of them.

    The Story of Leather

  • Some calfskins are finished this way too, as of course you know.

    The Story of Leather

  • Others are put into wheels of chrome tan just as calfskins are.

    The Story of Leather

  • Some of the very stiff calfskins, he discovered, were "dusted" or laid in bins of damp sawdust and softened before they were taken to the finishers.

    The Story of Leather

  • "These fellows that you see are sorting the calfskins according to their weight," explained Carmachel.

    The Story of Leather


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