from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A composition of leather scraps and paper material, ground and rolled into sheets.
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Thermoplastics are being increasingly used in the same way on stiffeners of leather-board and fabric.
If preassembled stiffeners are not used, the operator may have to dip a stiffener (usually pre-moulded leather-board) into a pot of latex and then position it.
There is a small water-power here, and formerly a sawmill, gristmill, and a paper-mill were in operation; but these have now given way to a factory, where leather-board is made.