neat's-foot oil

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neat's-foot oil

 (nēts′fo͝ot′)
n.
A light yellow oil obtained from the feet and shinbones of cattle, used chiefly to dress leather.

neat's-foot oil

n
(Elements & Compounds) a yellow fixed oil obtained by boiling the feet and shinbones of cattle and used esp to dress leather

neat's′-foot` oil`


n.
a pale yellow fixed oil made by boiling the feet and shinbones of cattle, used chiefly to dress leather.
[1570–80]
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Noun1.neat's-foot oil - a pale yellow oil made from the feet and legs of cattle; used as a dressing for leather
animal oil - any oil obtained from animal substances
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Wipe the outside of the sheath with a coat of pure neatsfoot oil.
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Oiling is done by hand with pure prime neatsfoot oil (not neatsfoot oil "compound" with contains a substantial amount of petroleum byproducts).