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  • v. Present participle of paper.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as paperhanging.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In mech., the operation of sticking pins in the papers in which they are sold.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the application of wallpaper


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • She should have abandoned the idea of papering her walls, and retained our talented friend, Stanwood Pelgram, to paint them, instead.

    White Ashes

  • After an October tryout in Stamford and a New York opening of still doubtful reception, when the production hung between life and death and all the well-known exigencies of oxygen were applied in the form of "papering" the house with two weeks of free tickets, press-agenting, _et al. _, the public decided to like it.


  • Indeed, the first attempts at "papering" over the cracks in recent months have proved disappointing, on an aesthetic level as well as on a practical level.

    Taipei Times

  • "I can say for sure is that no one is 'papering' the store," they wrote.

    Gawker: valleywag

  • Audience Extras is a trusted source of "papering" (i.e. providing additional audience to shows when needed) for producers in the New York area.


  • The practice of "papering" a house, the common term for filling seats through a dash of patronage, is nothing new.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • I have not heard any of this but I do know from experience that "papering" a bill can eventually lead to it's demise.

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  • The grand lie that depression sustains itself on is that the pleasure principle is a base deceiver, that we are only “papering over” the reality of permanent suffering, incurable trauma, with ephemeral pretences of consolation.

    Bukiet on Brooklyn Books

  • But, like all of his classmates, Will made up for that by papering the inside of his locker with steamy glossies of Pamela Anderson, supermodels Christie Brinkley and Claudia Schiffer, and—of course—the Barbi twins.

    William and Kate

  • C'mon, there's no sustainable recovery going on here, just a ton of Keynesian deficit spending and Fed printing that is papering over the same problems that we had a year ago.

    Chamber Organizes Against City Tax Increase « PubliCola


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