Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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birch broom

A "broom" made of strips of birch wood and used for stirring the MARBLING SIZE . A birch broom has been the traditional implement for this operation, but whether it was because of the quantities of water used, the screening action of the birch strips, or some other reason, is not clear. (97 , 335 )

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