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covering click to hear : covering

Process of applying a covering material (skin, fabric, paper) to the boards and spine of a book.
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bookbinding leather click to hear : bookbinding leather

Animal leather (e.g., goat or calf) used in bookbinding to cover a book.

foot click to hear : foot

Part of the skin that covered the upper portion of the animal’s legs; it is seldom used for covering.

butt click to hear : butt

Part of the skin that covered the back and hindquarters of the animal; it is the part most often used for covering because it is thick and supple.

tail click to hear : tail

Part of the skin that covered the rear portion of the animal’s back and hindquarters; it is seldom used in bookbinding.

flank click to hear : flank

Part of the bookbinding leather that covered the animal’s stomach; it is used less often than the butt because it warps easily.

neck click to hear : neck

The part of the bookbinding leather between the animal’s head and shoulders; it is less used than the butt for covering, mainly because it is veiny.

head click to hear : head

The forepart of the bookbinding leather that covered the animal’s neck.