Definition of Shamoying

1. n. 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.

Definition of Shamoying

1. Noun. A process used in preparing certain kinds of leather, which consists of frizzing the skin and working oil into it to supply the place of the astringent (tannin, alum, etc.) ordinarily used in tanning. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shamoying

1. shamoy [v] - See also: shamoy

Medical Definition of Shamoying

1. 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. See: Shammy. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shamoying

shammers
shammied
shammies
shamming
shammos
shammosim
shammy
shammy leather
shammying
shamois
shamos
shamosim
shamoy
shamoyed
shamoying (current term)
shamoys
shampers
shampoo
shampoo ginger
shampooed
shampooer
shampooers
shampooey
shampooing
shampoolike
shampoos
shamrock
shamrock pea
shamrocklike

Literary usage of Shamoying

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1867)
"The operation of shamoying consists in working into the skin a quantity of oil, which supplies ... In preparing the skin for shamoying, the operations of ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Hides and skins of all classes are prepared by shamoying ; but sheep, goat, ... The extensive employment of deer skins in shamoying gives the product the ..."

3. A Manual of Forestry by William Schlich (1896)
"... various tints—and shamoying, which is the oldest process, produces wash-leather. The process by means of chromates is a comparatively recent discovery, ..."

4. A Concise Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities: Based on Sir William by Francis Warre Cornish (1898)
"(8) The oldest known form of preparing leather is shamoying, ie combining skins and hides with oils (cf. Horn. //. xvii. 889 sqq.). After repeated washings ..."

5. The New Student's Reference Work for Teachers, Students and Families by Chandler Belden Beach, Frank Morton McMurry (1917)
"shamoying derives its name from the preparation of the skin of the Alpine chamois, and consists of impregnating the skins with oil by means of stocks and ..."

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