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OCELOT

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Originally appearing in Volume V11, Page 351 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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OCELOT.—Size 36X 13 in. Is of the nature of a leopard and prettily marked with stripes and oblong spots. Only a few are now imported from South America for carriage aprons or mats. The numbers are very limited. Value Is. to 2s. 6d. Opossum, AMERICAN.—Size 18X lo in. Is a marsupial, a class with this exception not met with out of Australia. The underwool is of a very close frizzy nature, and nearly white, with long bluish grey mixed with some black top hair. It is only found in the central sections of the United States. About 1870 in England it was dyed dark brown or black and used for boas, muffs and trimmings, but until recently has been neglected on the continent. With, however, recent experiments in brown and skunk coloured dyes, it bids fair to become a popular fur. Value 22d. to 5s. 6d.
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