Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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butt

1. That part of a hide or skin corresponding to the animal's back and sides after cutting away the shoulder and belly, and consisting of the thickest and strongest part of the skin. See also:SHELL . 2. Any type of hinge or joint used for reinforcement, or for fastening a bulky insert into a binding. (256 , 261 , 325 )




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