Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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ooze leather ( ooze calf )

Originally, a leather produced from calfskin by forcing OOZE through the skin by mechanical means, producing a soft, finely grained finish like velvet or suede on the flesh side. The term is also used incorrectly with reference to sheepskin. Today, ooze leather is a vegetable- or chrome-tanned skin of bovine origin. generally calfskin, with a very soft, glovelike feel and a natural grain, which is sometimes accentuated by BOARDING (1) . (61 , 363 )

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