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.
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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
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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