One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Then an organ-builder Josef Egger moved in the house and was followed by a tawer Martin Osimus in 1698.’
- ‘His business centred on animal skins: he trained as a glover and whittawer (‘white tawer’, i.e. a tanner, who treats animal skins with alum or lime), which required an apprenticeship of at least seven years.’
- ‘This is the work of the tawers, using age-old techniques combined with modern technology.’
- ‘The town dwellers were leather craftsmen: shoemakers (who formed the Saint-Crépin corporation), tawers, tanners and chamoisers who used the town's numerous waterways for their work.’
- ‘The town was French-speaking for generations, with a French-protestant temple, busy glovers, tawers, weavers and other artisans occupying the newly built houses.’
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