Vellum cloth
Vellum Vel"lum, n. [OE. velim, F. v['e]lin, fr. L. vitulinus of a calf, fr. vitulus a calf. See {Veal}.] A fine kind of parchment, usually made from calfskin, and rendered clear and white, -- used as for writing upon, and for binding books. [1913 Webster]

{Vellum cloth}, a fine kind of cotton fabric, made very transparent, and used as a tracing cloth. [1913 Webster]


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  • Vellum cloth — Полотняная калька …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • Vellum — Vel lum, n. [OE. velim, F. v[ e]lin, fr. L. vitulinus of a calf, fr. vitulus a calf. See {Veal}.] A fine kind of parchment, usually made from calfskin, and rendered clear and white, used as for writing upon, and for binding books. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vellum — /vel euhm/, n. 1. calfskin, lambskin, kidskin, etc., treated for use as a writing surface. 2. a manuscript or the like on vellum. 3. a texture of paper or cloth resembling vellum. adj. 4. made of or resembling vellum. 5. bound in vellum. [1400… …   Universalium

  • vellum — vel•lum [[t]ˈvɛl əm[/t]] n. 1) calfskin, lambskin, kidskin, etc., treated for use as a writing surface 2) a manuscript or the like on vellum 3) a texture of paper or cloth resembling vellum 4) made of or resembling vellum 5) bound in vellum •… …   From formal English to slang

  • vellum — /ˈvɛləm / (say veluhm) noun 1. a sheet of calfskin prepared as parchment for writing or bookbinding. 2. a manuscript or the like on such parchment. 3. a texture of paper or cloth resembling that of such parchment. –adjective 4. made of or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • publishing, history of — Introduction       an account of the selection, preparation, and marketing of printed matter from its origins in ancient times to the present. The activity has grown from small beginnings into a vast and complex industry responsible for the… …   Universalium

  • Bookbinding — A traditional bookbinder at work Old bookbindings …   Wikipedia

  • calligraphy — calligrapher, calligraphist, n. calligraphic /kal i graf ik/, calligraphical, adj. calligraphically, adv. /keuh lig reuh fee/, n. 1. fancy penmanship, esp. highly decorative handwriting, as with a great many flourishes: She appreciated the… …   Universalium

  • Book — A book is a set or collection of written, printed, illustrated, or blank sheets, made of paper, parchment, or other material, usually fastened together to hinge at one side. A single sheet within a book is called a leaf, and each side of a leaf… …   Wikipedia

  • vel|lum — «VEHL uhm», noun, adjective. –noun. 1. the finest kind of parchment, usually prepared from the skins of calves, kids, or lambs, once used instead of paper for books. Some very expensive books are still bound in vellum. 2. a manuscript,… …   Useful english dictionary

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