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chamois

1. sheepskin specially impregnated with fish oil to make it pliable; used for cleaning.
2. an agile goat-antelope; Rupicapra rupicapra.

chamois contagious ecthyma virus
see contagious ecthyma.
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cabinets of pickled human foetuses, whose babies, and baby parts, all of whose flesh has assumed the creamy texture of bleached chamois leather.
Colin has just opened his own car valeting company and Jack says he thinks nothing of pulling off the goalie's gloves and reaching for the chamois leather to help him out when he's on Riccarton downtime.
Use an ice scraper for the outside and a smear-free cloth such as chamois leather for mist on the inside.
ONE man in our parish, a portly, middle-aged chap, is mowing his meadow wearing what appears to be chamois leather hotpants and flip-flops.
Chamois leather comes from the animal of the same name.
And when he is showing driving ambition off the pitch in his motor as well as on it in his boots let's hope he's better at cleaning his car with a chamois leather than he is at doing his laundry.
Furtive glances across a crowded car park and too much time spent with the chamois leather all point to a petrol head that has got it bad.
Petchey, 45, will also be back up a ladder this week with his bucket and chamois leather, but did the Royal Oak in Basingstoke proud.
Eventually, the troupe collapse like human chamois leather, crumpled and flung to the floor, covered in the Union Jack, which comes over as a prescient comment on war and what it really wreaks.
Her secret weapon to dab away the shine from perspiration was a chamois leather soaked in eau de cologne.
After a cocky start when he declared: "Give me a chamois leather and I'll do the windows on the way down," the 66-year-old almost lost his nerve.