Shamoying
Shamoying Sha*moy"ing, n. [See {Shammy}.] A process used in preparing certain kinds of leather, which consists in frizzing the skin, and working oil into it to supply the place of the astringent (tannin, alum, or the like) ordinarily used in tanning. [1913 Webster]

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  • chamois — Shammy Sham my, n. [F. chamious a chamois, shammy leather. See {Chamois}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The chamois. [1913 Webster] 2. A soft, pliant leather, prepared originally from the skin of the chamois, but now made also from the skin of the sheep, goat,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shammy — Sham my, n. [F. chamious a chamois, shammy leather. See {Chamois}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The chamois. [1913 Webster] 2. A soft, pliant leather, prepared originally from the skin of the chamois, but now made also from the skin of the sheep, goat, kid,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shamois — Shammy Sham my, n. [F. chamious a chamois, shammy leather. See {Chamois}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The chamois. [1913 Webster] 2. A soft, pliant leather, prepared originally from the skin of the chamois, but now made also from the skin of the sheep, goat,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shamoy — Shammy Sham my, n. [F. chamious a chamois, shammy leather. See {Chamois}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The chamois. [1913 Webster] 2. A soft, pliant leather, prepared originally from the skin of the chamois, but now made also from the skin of the sheep, goat,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shamoy — /sham ee/, n., pl. shamoys, v., shamoyed, shamoying. chamois (defs. 2 4, 6, 7). * * * …   Universalium

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