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neatsfoot oil[′nēts‚fu̇t ‚ȯil]
Pale-yellow oil with unusual odor; soluble in organic solvents and kerosine; obtained by boiling shinbones and hoofless feet of cattle; used to treat leather, as a lubricant, and to oil wool. Also known as bubulum oil; hoof oil.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Modem neatsfoot oil is still made from cattle-based products, and is used for conditioning, softening, and preserving leather.
Neatsfoot oil tends to darken leather, which means that applying it to light-colored leather will change its color.
Rub the outside with another coat of neatsfoot oil and let it soak in.
12 After stamping, a coat of neatsfoot oil conditions the leather.
He rustled up a double set of harness for us at an auction, and with a good soaking of neatsfoot oil
, the mold disappeared.