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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Parchment

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Of skins specially prepared for writing on, and is so called from a king of Pergamos, who introduced it when the export of papyrus from Egypt was stopped; the skins used are of sheep, for fine parchment or vellum, of calves, goats, and lambs; parchment for drumheads is made from calves' and asses' skins.


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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Parchment'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/nut/p/parchment.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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