DOGS' SKINS, dressed with the hair on, are used in muffs, made into a kind of buskins for persons in the gout, and for other purposes. Dressed without the hair, they are used for ladies' gloves, and the linings of masks, being thought to make the skin peculiarly white and smooth. The French import mauy of these skins from Scotland, under a small duty. Here, when tanned, they serve for upper leathers for neat pumps. Dogs' skins dressed are exported under a small, and imported under a high duty. The French import from Denmark large quantities of dogs' hair, both white and black. The last is esteemed the best, and is worked up in the black list of a particular kind of woollen cloth.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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