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  1. "The resistance offered by a light leather to bending, and the extent to which it recovers its shape after release of the bending force. Quickness of rebound to its original shape is an indication of good temper in a leather, which is a property closely associated with resilience and elasticity." <ref name="Etherington">Roberts, Don., et al. Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books : a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Library of Congress : For Sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 1982.</ref>

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