1) Used of animal hides.

1713 the tanners of this Riding may proceed in their usual way in cutting the darts and tails off from hides to be tanned as the same hath been accustomed, West Riding. This might be compared with ‘dart’ as a dress-making term and seems likely to be a reference to dart-shaped off-cuts.

places West Riding
dates 1713

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