Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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Belgian hare

A long-legged breed of rabbit found in Belgium, the hind leg of which was the traditional implement used by gold beaters to apply finely powered gypsum (BRIME ) to the goldbeater's skins. This was done to eliminate as much roughness as possible to allow the gold to expand freely and evenly over the skin. (29 )

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