dsmedsker at hotmail.com
Mon Mar 3 14:36:32 EST 2003
I had always assumed foxing was another form of dogearing, you know, like
in, "the page corners were more fox-eared than dog-eared". The smartest
people always ask the best questions, ay? dohhhhhhhhh.(Homer Simpson noise
----Original Message Follows----
In a message dated 3/3/2003 1:25:25 PM Eastern Standard Time,
kamins at dogeared.com writes:
> At 12:35 PM -0500 3/3/03, GrmChiTown at aol.com wrote:
> >Please help this novice. What is meant by foxing?
> Ugly brown spots on the pages - sometimes on the edges of the
> bookblock as well - caused sometimes by spurious organic doodads
> (molds, fungus, etc) but more often by iron oxide left in the paper
> pulp due to insufficient washing - essentially, the book is rusting!
> Scot Kamins
It has been ventured that it is called foxing because it looks like a fox
run across the page with muddy feet. I have no corroboration of this
but it'll do until a better one surfaces (pardon the pun).
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