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KOLINSKY

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Originally appearing in Volume V11, Page 350 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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KOLINSKY.—Size 12 X21 in. Is one of the marten tribe. The underwool is short and rather weak, but regular, as is also the top hair; the colour is usually yellow. They have been successfully dyed and used as a substitute for sable. They are found in Siberia, Amoor, China and Japan, but the best are from Siberia. They are light in weight and therefore suitable for linings of coats. The tails are used for artists' " sable " brushes. The fur has often been designated as red or Tatar sable. Value Is. 6d. to 4s. 6d.
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