Belgian hare

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Belgian Hare

Description

A long-legged domestic rabbit with soft reddish-brown fur. Belgian rabbit fur is similar to angora. The soft, lustrous fur is used for hats, scarves, sweaters, and gloves. Additionally, the leg bone of the Belgian hare was traditionally used by goldbeaters to apply gypsum to goldbeater's skins (Roberts and Etherington 1982).

Additional Information

M.Roberts, D.Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1982.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 388
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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