cartridge-paper love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A thick sort of paper originally manufactured for soldiers' cartridges, but extensively used in the arts, its rough surface being well adapted for drawing and for other purposes, such as wallpaper.


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  • The wafer is composed of a cap of cartridge-paper, enclosing a layer of fulminate of mercury combined with a small quantity of mealed powder.

    Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy. 1866. Fourth edition.

  • For your target take a sheet of cartridge-paper and draw on it a circle of a foot, and, inside of that, another of four inches in diameter.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 61, November, 1862

  • He then began to fumble in his pockets, first his breast-coat pocket, then his pants, vest; etc., and after considerable delay he pulled out a crumpled piece of common yellow cartridge-paper, which he handed to the mayor.

    Memoirs of the Union's Three Great Civil War Generals

  • Is equipped with a wooden shaft and four cartridge-paper "feathers" to aid in throwing.

    A Catalogue of Early Pennsylvania and Other Firearms and Edged Weapons at "Restless Oaks"

  • He drew out a bundle of papers, folded in a strong sheet of cartridge-paper and sealed back and front.

    The Middle of Things

  • Then he bought some cartridge-paper; he considered that cartridge-paper would be good enough for preliminary experiments.


  • Then he had pinned part of a sheet of cartridge-paper on an old drawing-board which he possessed, and had sat down.


  • It was in order to ignore for a time this unsettling and humiliating idea that, finally, he began to copy the outlines of the Parisian scene on his cartridge-paper.


  • It was while he was paying for the cartridge-paper -- he being, as was indeed proper, on the customers 'side of the counter -- that a heavy loutish boy in an apron entered the shop, blushing.


  • It was here that the celebrated Confederate version of "Mother Goose" was evolved from the conjoined wisdom of the circle and written with the stub of the editorial pencil on the "cartridge-paper table-cloth," one stanza dealing with a certain Northern general thus:

    Literary Hearthstones of Dixie


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