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  • Leather moulded into a particular shape and then hardened, for making armor.
         *1909: Cuir-bouilli was leather softened by boiling (generally in oil), and stamped or moulded into a definite form when in that condition; upon drying it became intensely hard and tough. — Charles Henry Ashdown, European Arms & Armor, page 65.
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