Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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willow

1. A machine consisting essentially of two rotating drums having spikes attached to their interior surfaces. The willow is used to tear raw material, e.g., rags, waste paper, etc., for use in making paper. The willow frequently utilizes air currents to remove dust from the usable papermaking material. Also called a "devil." 2. A long grain in leather. The willow grain is produced by drawing the leather from head to butt over a dull blade. (130 , 156 , 172 )




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