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Cord (plural Cords)

  1. "The cotton, hemp, linen. or silk cords or bands, of varying thicknesses, which extend across the backs of the gathered sections and are used in sewing books through the folds."[1]

Related terms


  • Danish: please add this translation if you can
  • Dutch: please add this translation if you can
  • French: (translation needed)
  • German: (translation needed)
  • Italian: spago (it)[2]
  • Latin: corda (la) [2]
  • Spanish: (translation needed)
  • Swedish: (translation needed)


  1. 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.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Macchi, Federico, Livio Macchi, Milena Alessi, Michel Wittock, and Piccarda Quilici. Dizionario Illustrato Della Legatura. Milano: S. Bonnard, 2002. Print.