goldbeater's skin


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goldbeater's skin

[′gōl‚bēd·ərz ‚skin]
(materials)
The treated outside membrane of the large intestine of cattle; used between leaves of metal in goldbeating, and sometimes in hygrometers.
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The other poems of Disclamor have the same touch of genius and mastery of those from Goldbeater's Skin, but they seem more at ease with themselves, less deliberately postmodern and more deeply playful.