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An antelope, Damaliscus albifrons, native to South Africa that has curved horns and a white blaze on its face. Blesbok skin has been tanned to produce a coarse-grain Leather that imitates Sealskin.

Synonyms and Related Terms

blesbock; blesbuck; bontebok

Resources and Citations

  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998