tanbark


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tanbark

dry shredded residue of the tree bark used in tanning leather. Springy and absorbent and is in demand as a surface for horses to work and exercise on or to stand on if they are sorefooted.
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With something like contempt for this hysteria, Rigel touches his forehoofs to the tanbark once more.
The need for large volumes of tanbark resulted in the employment of large numbers of bark-peelers.
John Partington, who wanted to raid the inland forests for fence pickets, railroad ties and tanbark (then used for treating hides) and load the cargo onto ships, found a much quieter anchorage nearby - though blocked from the canyon by a steep granite face.
Some species were skinned for tanbark to supply nearby tanneries.
Sometimes he sneaked through the doors of the stable and stood nervously on the tanbark inside while the big horses were saddled for the customers, and one of the grooms had put him on a horse once and let him ride around inside.
MESSAGE: The brochure features a full line-up of genetically superior Holstein and Jersey sires derived from the legends of the tanbark trail.
It sniffed at me calmly, gave a canine-style shrug, and disappeared behind tanbark oaks.