from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A leather made from goatskins or sheepskins which is tanned with sumac and then brightly dyed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Goatskins or sheepskins tanned with sumac and dyed in a variety of bright colors, without a previous stuffing with oils or fats.
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One of the three volumes Cyby bad brought was as large as the top of a small table, a cubit in width and a scant ell in height; from the arms impressed upon its saffian cover, I supposed it to be the history of some old noble family.