Secretage

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Secretage A process in which mercury, or some of its salts, is employed to impart the property of felting to certain kinds of furs.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n secretage In furriery, a process in preparing or dressing furs, in which mercury or some of its salts are employed to impart to the fur the property of felting, which it did not previously possess. Also called secreting, and improperly carroting, from the similarity of the manipulation to that of carroting. See carrot, v. t.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Secretage a process in dressing furs
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. secretussecernĕre, secretumse-, apart, cernĕre, to separate.