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tracing paper

a thin, transparent paper for making tracings.
Origin of tracing paper
1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • When the tracing paper is removed a perfect outline in charcoal is found to have been made.

    Crayon Portraiture Jerome A. Barhydt
  • Take a piece of tracing paper and rule a vertical line on it.

    Lectures in Navigation Ernest Gallaudet Draper
  • Third, there are the tracers, either youths or girls, who copy drawings on tracing paper without necessarily understanding them.

  • To effect this object the mucilage should be thick, and the tracing paper should be dampened with a sponge after it is pasted.

  • A soft sponge, a triangle, a rule, tracing paper and a hard pencil are also needed.

  • These drawings are sufficiently open and clear to form very good examples to copy and to trace on tracing paper.

  • He was bending over a large sheet of drawings on tracing paper with strained and careful attention.

    Chance in Chains Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • Lying in the hollow of the sick man's right hand, where it had been crushed to a ball, was a crumpled mass of tracing paper.

    The Mystery Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • I unfolded the tracing paper and found on it drawings of a machine gun.

    The Red Hand of Ulster George A. Birmingham
  • If the leather is properly moistened, this will leave a clear outline of the design when the tracing paper is removed.

British Dictionary definitions for tracing paper

tracing paper

strong transparent paper used for tracing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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