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building paper

heavy paper used especially in the construction of frame buildings to block drafts, for insulation, etc.
Origin of building paper
1870-75, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It should be covered with building-paper before the finished floor is laid.

    Convenient Houses Louis Henry Gibson
  • Their walls were not sheeted, and they did not know the use of building-paper.

    Dwellers in Arcady Albert Bigelow Paine
  • The single-board wall may be greatly improved by lining with building-paper.

    The Dollar Hen Milo M. Hastings
  • The stumps are thick in the fields; many of the houses have the building-paper fluttering in the wind; the streets are of sawdust.

  • A shingle roof can be made much warmer by using tightly laid sheathing covered with building-paper.

    The Dollar Hen Milo M. Hastings
  • A single thickness of building-paper poorly supplemented the inch boards.

    Adventures in Alaska Samuel Hall Young
British Dictionary definitions for building-paper

building paper

any of various types of heavy-duty paper that usually consist of bitumen reinforced with fibre sandwiched between two sheets of kraft paper: used in damp-proofing or as insulation between the soil and a road surface
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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