from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Absorbent paper used to blot a surface by soaking up excess ink.
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- n. Absorbent paper used to dry ink.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A kind of thick, bibulous, unsized paper, used to absorb superfluous ink from a freshly written manuscript, and thus prevent blots.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bibulous, unsized paper, used to absorb an excess of ink from freshly written paper without blurring.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. absorbent paper used to dry ink
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He mopped up the mess with a special wodge of blotting paper which he appeared to keep for such emergencies, and continued, the volume of his voice flaring and dying like a faulty loud-speaker.
The Coroner’s pen traced idle designs on the blotting paper in front of him.