chamois

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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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THE neighbourhood window cleaner with his ladder and shammy leather could soon be a thing of the past thanks to an invention by a Scots engineer.
Then a woman in a head-scarf puffs in from the bitter wind and asks for a shammy leather, so that her friend's husband in Australia can put a British shine on their windows.
THOUSANDS of window cleaners are throwing in the shammy leather because of spiralling insurance costs.