peau de lapin

English translation: rabbit skin type sacs

French term or phrase:peau de lapin
English translation:rabbit skin type sacs
Entered by: PHYSICIST

14:51 Aug 24, 2004
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Paper / Paper Manufacturing
French term or phrase: peau de lapin
In a mail-handling proposal discussing the types of packaging and wrapping sorted, the sentence: Le système permet de confectionner des sacs de type "peau de lapin"

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Thanks very much!

Vadney (X)
rabbit skin type sacs
rabbit skin type sacs
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4 +1rabbit skin type sacs
2canvas mailbags made with rabbitskin glue
Deborah Workman



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rabbit skin type sacs

rabbit skin type sacs

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agree  Natou: However, I would not use "sacs", the US would rather use "bags" ("purses" for "sac-a-main")
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canvas mailbags made with rabbitskin glue

It's a long shot, but I've found that "peau de lapin" seems to be shorthand for gesso (rabbitskin glue, also called rabbitskin), which is traditional for mounting canvases. It may be what makes those big mailbags practically indestructible and gives them that texture that is different from normal canvas.

For fun, too, though I doubt that it's relevant, you can Google "rabbitskin pouch" and get lots of references on pagan sites.

Deborah Workman
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