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- n. The trade of hanging wallpaper on walls
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The application of wallpaper to walls for decorative purposes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The operation of fixing wall-papers or paper-hangings to walls.
- n. plural Paper, either plain or variously ornamented, used for covering and adorning the walls of rooms, etc.: so called because they form a substitute for the earlier hangings of cloth or tapestry.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the application of wallpaper
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He was intimate with all the paperhanging in the house; saw things that no one else saw in the patterns; found out miniature tigers and lions running up the bedroom walls, and squinting faces leering in the squares and diamonds of the floor – cloth.
He watched Joanna do plumbing repairs, and in Pickax he had supervised Pete Parrott's paperhanging and Mr. O'Dell's window washing and carpet cleaning, as well as Qwilleran's pecking on the typewriter.
"Now, Taney, which is it to be, paperhanging or --," and James Harrison pointed to the button.
My plasterers and plumbers are gone; and my bricklayers and carpenters going; and I have now only painting and paperhanging to endure for a week or two longer. ...
Slyme was doing the paperhanging piecework -- so much for each roll hung.
He undertook painting, glazing, paperhanging, and even tiling roofs, and I can remember his running about for three days to find tilers for the sake of a paltry job.
He was intimate with all the paperhanging in the house; saw things that no one else saw in the patterns; found out miniature tigers and lions running up the bedroom walls, and squinting faces leering in the squares and diamonds of the floor-cloth.
Don't just ask if there is work - ask 'Are there jobs for electricians with 5 years experience?' or 'I have a degree in paperhanging, will this be recognised there?'