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1. The skin of an animal, or some part of such skin, tanned, tawed, or otherwise dressed for use; also, dressed hides, collectively.

2. The skin.

leather is much used adjectively in the sense of made of, relating to, or like, leather. Leather board, an imitation of sole leather, made of leather scraps, rags, paper, etc. Leather carp (a) a California carangoid fish (Oligoplites saurus). A trigger fish (Balistes Carolinensis).

(Science: botany) leather flower see leatherback. Vegetable leather. An imitation of leather made of cotton waste. Linen cloth coated with india rubber.

Origin: oe. Lether, as. Leer; akin to D. Leder, leer, g. Leder, OHG. Ledar, Icel. Ler, Sw. Lader, dan. Laeder.

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Re: Mysterious Tooth

There does not seem to be hollow center to it. At the top end (looking down) it is solid. There was a hole drilled through near the top (which the leather goes through) and it is solid all the way through. Ignoring the obvious curve of the tooth, another slight clue would be that it isn't straight. ...

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by Sideshow
Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Mysterious Tooth
Replies: 2
Views: 1772

What is this animal?

... skeleton . Because it's tail looks like a crocodile tail and it's head looks like a crocodile head . Maybe somebody has killed it for it's leather , I dont know . ıt seems like a crocodile

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by Ozan
Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What is this animal?
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Views: 12522

Gene methylation

... fragment/page is fed in one photocopier very fast, OTOH if you have to make plenty of copies of the whole genome it is just like taking a heavy leather bound book and copying it without damage. Very slow). For the details you can start here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sequencing or, of course, ...

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by canalon
Thu May 08, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Gene methylation
Replies: 2
Views: 1999

SOCIETIES evolve also

... picture. For example, the male hunting/war party, is so instinctive that we turn them into teams and they provide our sports. They even chase leather encased balls substituting for "game" in the game. We can find out from this why when monogamy was instituted some five thousand years ...

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by charles brough
Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:43 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: SOCIETIES evolve also
Replies: 16
Views: 10429

The Fiber Disease

... 1. What is the light whispy fiber/fungus that grows insatiably on everything...my clothes, pillows, sheets, gloves, steering wheel, purse....leather coat, -they look like "baby" polymers? Bacteria? 2. If indeed T2 is correct about the chimera being used (plenty of info that validates) ...

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by Maggie Mae
Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:12 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
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