Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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horsing up

The process of piling hides and skins on the HORSE (1) for draining, etc. Because the use of the horse may result in the fibers of the leather setting in a creased configuration, when a flat leather is required hides and skins are placed on a flat surface for draining, transportation, etc. (363 )

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