from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • In decorative art, boiled leather, fitted by the process to receive impressed patterns, like those produced by chasing metal, and to retain the impression permanently.


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  • Boiled leather, used as a form of light armor, more commonly spelled cuirboille.

    November 8, 2007

  • This would have been an apposite term for the mystery meat served weekly at my high school. Sometimes it was in the form of a stew or casserole, or cuirbouillabaisse.

    November 8, 2007

  • HA!

    November 8, 2007