from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A paper made on wire molds that give it a characteristic watermark of close thin lines.

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  • noun writing paper having a watermark of fine lines running across the grain


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  • Handmade paper, identifiable by the parallel lines made by the papermaking frame. As with a watermark, the lines are visible when the paper is held up to the light. Compare to wove paper.

    February 22, 2007