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Hubertine had taken up the shears to remodel one of the pieces of vellum.

It was of parchment, much thinner than the others, which were of vellum.

Right under the 1748 of the parchment, stood on the vellum cover 1747.

The basis of the present translation is a MS. on vellum apparently of about the year 1200.

He had a private printing-press, and did his own poems, on vellum.

Corners made of vellum or parchment are more durable than any leather.

If there are vellum ends, they may be enriched with a little tooling.

With vellum ends there is a danger that the boards will be warped too much.

Vellum bindings were even more affected than those of leather.

I say signature, because its position on the vellum suggested this idea.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Old French velin "parchment made from calfskin," from vel, veel "calf" (see veal).

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