- Crescent-shaped knife used for scraping a sheet of *parchment in its preparation. [< Lat. luna = moon]
Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. Christopher Coredon with Ann Williams.
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Parchment — The skin of a sheep or goat (and by extension often used more generally to include vellum), prepared for writing on; also used for the bindings of books. Preparation was a lengthy process: once the wool had been removed, the skin was soaked in… … Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases