Gateman: Here is his cap for you, anyway, and his cleaver and his bunch of skivers.
Plate 36 illustrates four stages in the manufacture of skivers.
One day, Rover and a large dog belonging to Skivers got into a fight about something.
Skivers was a man who, if he had reason to dislike any one about him, could not let his feelings remain quiescent.
When skivers were broken, the ends were dressed down for other uses; as observed in the upper row of plate 32.
Skivers are split in the limed state and sometimes immediately degreased.
The skivers are tanned in a few days by sumach liquors working the goods up from mellow to fresh as usual.
Many large skins are also split green into "skivers" which after vegetable tannage are finished for fancy goods, bookbinding, etc.
The common vellum is made from sheep-skin splits, or skivers, but the best from whole calf-skins.
Skivers are the grain splits of sheep skins, the fleshes of which are finished for chamois leather.