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writing paper

paper on which to write.
stationery; notepaper.
Origin of writing paper
1540-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Inspect for contact of lightning-arrester carbons: a piece of writing-paper should pass between them easily.

    The Gunner's Examiner Harold E. Cloke
  • He is terribly miserly of his writing-paper, and on that very account I must have some now.

    The Wit of Women Kate Sanborn
  • We were to search each period carefully, and note down on a single sheet of writing-paper the sins that we must confess.

    Tell England Ernest Raymond
  • Cut the ears from your writing-paper like the pattern Fig. 30.

  • The faces of these sheep are white; and, indeed, the whole sheep is as white as a piece of writing-paper.

    Rural Rides William Cobbett
  • He took some writing-paper and went down into the dining-room.

    The House by the River A. P. Herbert
  • The sheet of paper which Green had used was an ordinary piece of writing-paper.

    The Grell Mystery Frank Froest
  • Any one who wishes can get a stationer to put a crest on his writing-paper.

  • And yet was it quite respectable to go offering chocolate and writing-paper to soldiers youd never seen before?

  • It contained a pile of bank-notes and a sheet of writing-paper.

British Dictionary definitions for writing-paper

writing paper

paper sized to take writing ink and used for letters and other manuscripts
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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