Cuir bouilli

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Description

A hard, molded piece of leather. Cuir bouilli is prepared from leather that is softened by boiling and maceration, then molded or pressed into a given form. Upon drying the leather piece becomes very hard and resistant to cuts and abrasions. Cuir bouilli was used for shield facings and armor.

Synonyms and Related Terms

cuir-bouilli; coerbuille; corbule; coerboyle; quir boilly; curbule; hardened leather; boiled leather

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