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box calf

noun
1.
a chrome-tanned calfskin with square markings produced by graining.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05, Americanism; allegedly after Joseph Box, a London bootmaker
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box calf

noun
1.
black calfskin leather, tanned with chromium salts, having a pattern of fine creases formed by boarding
Word Origin
C20: named after Joseph Box, London shoemaker
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