Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mixture of oils and alkali for oiling hides or skins to make them soft.
  • To anoint or coat with fat-liquor.

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Examples

  • After eighteen hours the pelt was nearly tanned through, and a further twenty-four hours completed the tanning process, after which a light fat-liquor was given.

    Synthetic Tannins

  • If a concentrated solution of picric acid is brought into contact with pelt it will penetrate the latter completely in a few days; it is, however, difficult to fat-liquor the resultant leather, since the fat is absorbed only with difficulty.

    Synthetic Tannins

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