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Hunting the Very Elusive Nauga

It began when a friend looked at my new checkbook cover and asked, “I wonder how many ‘naugas’ have to give up their lives for those?” By that she meant, how many naugas’ hides had to be collected to satisfy the warped tastes of people who want their checkbook covers, car seat covers, and sofa covers made of them. (Some purists insist on spelling the word “naugahyde”).

February 19, 2013