Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a face as white as paper.
  • Faced with paper.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Louis sat in his borrowed cape and watched the old aristocrats move to their seats, the paper-faced women in their burgundy gowns and jewels, the timber barons in their stovepipe hats.

    The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre

  • Come on; I’ll tell thee what, thou damned tripe-visaged rascal, an the child I now go with do miscarry, thou hadst better thou hadst struck thy mother, thou paper-faced villain.

    Act V. Scene IV. The Second Part of King Henry the Fourth

  • Come on; I'll tell thee what, thou damned tripe-visaged rascal, and the child I now go with miscarry, thou wert better thou hadst struck thy mother, thou paper-faced villain.

    Shakespeare's Lost Years in London, 1586-1592

  • The unique construction has been shown to withstand delamination, deterioration, warping and job site damage far more effectively than paper-faced gypsum board and other conventional roofing products such as wood fiberboard and perlite.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • Come on; I 'll tell thee what, thou damned tripe-visaged rascal, an the child I now go with do miscarry, thou wert better thou hadst struck thy mother, thou paper-faced villain.

    The Second Part of King Henry IV

  • Come on; I ’ll tell thee what, thou damned tripe-visaged rascal, an the child I now go with do miscarry, thou wert better thou hadst struck thy mother, thou paper-faced villain.

    The second part of King Henry the Fourth

  • "Embers are so small and produced in such quantity it's like a snow storm pushed through vents into attic spaces where they ignite sawdust, paper-faced insulation.

    The Orange County Register - Homepage

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