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  • n. Attributive form of carbon paper


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  • I check my handbag: my passport, which still smells of the printing press; an Aeroflot ticket, a glossy rectangular booklet with red carbon-paper pages; one hundred and thirty dollars, the allowed amount of currency for departees, exchanged yesterday in the vaulting emptiness of the central bank.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • You may feature somewhere as a number in a government database; you used to appear on carbon-paper duplicates in government filing cabinets.

    Free - Are we? Rafael Behr spouts cockwhaffle on CCTV liberty.

  • All Mr. Williams has to offer is carbon-paper pastiche, just as all Mr. Marshall has to offer is a plot bland enough to have been pinched from an episode of the sitcom he created in 1974, back in the days when most network TV series were as controversial as turkey on white with mayo.

    Improper Strangers

  • As important, and perhaps to be deemed as romantic some day; witness the rhapsodic advertisements of filing-cabinets that are built like battle-ships; of carbon-paper that is magic-inked and satin-smooth.

    The Job An American Novel

  • Swintec also supplies typewriters to funeral homes that have to type up original death certificates and to the New York Police Department, which requires officers to do their two-finger best on carbon-paper documents such as evidence vouchers.

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  • In the old days, cabdrivers did not widely advertise that they took credit cards, but some allowed customers to pay by taking imprints of their cards on carbon-paper receipts, then brought the receipts to the radio companies, who cashed them and submitted the charges, typically taking a 10 percent cut. Top Stories

  • Remember the old carbon-paper credit card receipts?

    Little Springs Design

  • New York Post reported most of the money was for the New York Police Department, which still uses typewriters to fill out property and evidence vouchers printed on carbon-paper forms.

    Colorado Springs Independent

  • This new compact active monitor features ATC's proprietary short-coil 7 "carbon-paper woofer, a 3" soft-dome midrange driver, and a 1 "silk dome tweeter all enclosed in a ported enclosure measuring 10.14" x 16.9 "x 16".

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  • “Back of the closet, in with the outdated supplies like typewriter ribbons and carbon-paper sets.

    The Dangerous Hour


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