Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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swelling

An increase in the volume of the protein fibers and jellies of a hide or skin caused by the absorption of water, and seen as an increase in the thickness of the skin. Swelling is an important aspect in liming, unhairing, and splitting.




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