Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Folded writing-paper of small sizes, definitely described by specific names. One leaf of commercial note is 5 x 8 inches: octavo note, 4½ x 7 inches; billet note, 4 x 6 inches; queen note, 3½ x 53/8 inches; Prince of Wales note, 3 x 4½ inches; packet note, 5½ x 9 inches; Bath note, 7 x 8 inches.
“He threw over a sheet of thick, pink-tinted note-paper which had been lying open upon the table.”
“He held up a piece of white card-board about the size of a sheet of note-paper.”
“Her papers are in disarray, and she has spilled ink across her stack of clean note-paper.”
“And it was written on good note-paper — and sealed with beautiful red sealing-wax.”
“And that's nothing to do with scented note-paper, as I read somewhere around here.”
“Hearing this, Arthur volunteered the loan of a travelling writing-case, which, he said, he had with him; and, bringing it to the bed, shook the note-paper out of the pocket of the case forthwith in his usual careless way.”
““James, a piece of note-paper and a receipt stamp!””
“He found her still bending over the writing-table, with tears brimming up in her eyes; and he looked down upon the sheet of note-paper with some interest, to discover with what tact she had expressed her good-will in the delicate circumstances.”
“He now noticed these more particularly: there were an inkstand, pen, blotting-book, and note-paper.”
“The engaged young ladies only whisper the news through the very depths of their pink note-paper, and are supposed to blush as they communicate the tidings by their pens, even in the retirement of their own rooms.”
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