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neat's-foot oil


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A light yellow oil obtained from the feet and shinbones of cattle, used chiefly to dress leather.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a pale yellow oil made from the feet and legs of cattle; used as a dressing for leather


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  • Stephen cradled the gun, smelling the machine oil from the bolt-action receiver and the neat's-foot oil from the sling, so worn and soft it was like angora.

    The Coffin Dancer


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