I only 'ad a little wound in me 'and, an' I used ter plug it wi' dubbin' an' boot-polish ter keep it raw.
That was probably due to a button that I had sewn on to the neck of my pyjama jacket by the uncertain light of dubbin oil!
We are almost out of dubbin, which is in great demand for light.
The old process of hand stuffing employs a mixture of tallow and cod oil called "dubbin."
We also fry our meat in cocoa-nut oil, in dubbin, and in salad oil—if we can "find" any.
The dubbin is brushed thickly on to the flesh side of the sammed leather, which is then hung up to dry.
I've seen that dubbin boiling on the beach; there's tallow in it, and tar and resin as well.
“Had it along with the dubbin just before breakfast,” said Isaac.
I love the smell of the leather and the sight of all those sharp little knives, and the black, shiny 'dubbin,' do you call it?
After slicking well out they are hand-stuffed on the grain with dubbin and water, or merely oiled, and hung up to samm.