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What is "Calf Leather" - Definition & Explanation

Very soft, pliable leather of top quality. Used as the basis of good patent leather because it takes a high polish. Used for gloves and shoes.

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A method of layout to determine a right angle (square corner) in frames, fabric, construction, etc. It derives from the fact that a triangle with sides of 3-4-5 will have a right angle. The legs will...
Rattan and other reed-like plants split into thin strips and woven for chair seats, backs and side panels; elastic and comfortable. Also used for decorative insets....

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