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r:roll-up-ball-leathers [2018/03/30 02:07] (current)
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 +<< [[contents:​index| Dictionary Index]] << [[contents:​r|Definitions under R]]
 +====== Roll Up Ball Leathers ======
 +When the [[p:​pressman|pressman]] leaves work at noon he draws half the nails out of the balls, and takes the wool out; then doubles the loose half of the leather over the remaining nailed-on half, with the inky sides of each half next each other, and rolls up the leathers close, and lays them in a bowl or pan of water to soak till he has dined. — //M//. This plan is entirely discontinued;​ the[[b:​ball-nails| ball nails]] now are never drawn nor the covering taken off till it is worn out, owing to the different composition of the [[i:​ink|ink]]. ​