from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of a cream color and laid, or bearing linear water-lines as if laid: applied to paper. See laid.


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  • He summoned the creature from the dish with a thought; obedient to his will, it hovered above a pristine sheet of cream-laid vellum.

    red dust

  • But when they did arrive, preparations for calligraphy were made on a great scale; a volume of Gibbon was taken down, new quill pens, large and small, and steel pens by various makers were procured; cream-laid paper was provided, and ruled lines were put beneath it.

    The Three Clerks

  • Weights and Measures there was an elegant little chamber, carpeted, furnished with leathern-bottomed chairs, and a clock, supplied with cream-laid note-paper, new pens, and the Times newspaper, quite a little Elysium, in which to pass half an hour, while the

    The Three Clerks

  • Lauralee, Carolyn, and Alison had long since gotten theirs, and the girls took every chance they could get to take out the precious piece of cream-laid vellum and flourish it about.

    Phoenix And Ashes

  • The latest was a cream-laid affair, from another quarter, on which I was requested in letters of gold to honour certain near and dear relatives with my presence at the christening of their firstborn.

    A Yeoman's Letters Third Edition

  • A wide gravel path led up to the dazzling walls of the house, spotless as a sheet of glazed cream-laid note-paper, the window-frames and door picked out with

    In the Tail of the Peacock

  • At last there was a stir among the many hands who had carried our things up from the boat, and the most solemn and dignified individual conceivable slowly sailed upon the scene, way being made for his flowing robes, which were white as a sheet of best glazed "cream-laid" before the pen marks it.

    In the Tail of the Peacock

  • -- The materials needed for the gliders to be described are moderately stout paper -- cream-laid notepaper is somewhat heavy for the purpose -- and a little sealing wax or thin sheet metal for weighting.

    Things To Make

  • EVERY year without fail Mrs. Miniver received an invitation written in a sloping Victorian hand on lavishly stout cream-laid.

    Mrs. Miniver

  • There are moments when my fingers seem to be feeling the smoothness of the cream-laid "At Home" cards which used to be showered upon us, especially at this season.

    The Dangerous Age


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