paste wash

noun

Definition of paste wash

: a very thin paste that is applied to the reverse side of leather to shrink and strengthen it, put on the backbone lining of a book to facilitate its removal before rebinding, and sponged on the surface of porous leather to improve the gold tooling

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Origin and Etymology of paste wash

1paste + wash


paste-wash

transitive verb

Definition of paste-wash

: to apply paste wash to

Origin and Etymology of paste-wash

paste wash


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