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tannage

[tan-ij]
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noun
  1. the act or process of tanning leather.
  2. the product of tanning; something that is tanned.
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Origin of tannage

First recorded in 1655–65; tan1 + -age
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Examples from the Web for tannage

Historical Examples

  • For the tannage of sole leather in the drum by the cutiloid process, about 120 per cent.

    Leather

    K. J. Adcock

  • Certain it is, however, that time renders the tannage more permanent.

    Animal Proteins

    Hugh Garner Bennett

  • The tannage consists of oak bark and myrabs together with gambier.

    Animal Proteins

    Hugh Garner Bennett

  • The bath is exhausted by commencing the tannage of a succeeding pack.

    Animal Proteins

    Hugh Garner Bennett

  • The liquors may be warmed; this quickens the tannage and also leaches the sumach.

    Animal Proteins

    Hugh Garner Bennett


British Dictionary definitions for tannage

tannage

noun
  1. the act or process of tanning
  2. a skin or hide that has been tanned
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