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copy paper

paper specially prepared for the writing of advertising copy, newspaper copy, etc., usually having guidelines to indicate margins and the number of spaces per line.
Origin of copy paper
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But as I have forgotten to bring my reporter's-book, perhaps you will kindly lend me some copy-paper?

  • He explained that he tore off their covers, cut them up and used the unspoiled sheets for copy-paper.

    In Our Town William Allen White
  • The young men adjusted their chairs, arranged their copy-paper neatly, and sharpened their pencils.

    Mrs. Balfame Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • Smitherton was sitting at a desk littered with newspaper clippings and sheaves of copy-paper.

    Destiny Charles Neville Buck
  • His trembling hands grasped feverishly at the sheaf of copy-paper which had waited for this, week in and week out.

  • As soon as he had left, the reporter looked over the sheets of copy-paper, covered with writing in a boyish hand.

    Plotting in Pirate Seas Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • The article occupied three pages of copy-paper in a close handwriting, and represented sixteen hours' work.

    Queed Henry Sydnor Harrison

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