Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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slunk

The skin of an unborn or prematurely born animal. The term is applied particularly to calves, from which the very finest grade ofPARCHMENT is produced. Slunks are also used in makingSUEDE LEATHER , and the smaller the fibers, the finer the nap that can be produced. The skins of unborn or prematurely born animals have skins with very fine fibers and a much less highly developed vascular network. (363 )




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