from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. White tissue-paper of good quality.


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  • So I decided on a creamy-looking segment, covered with silver-paper, and showing at the sides a half-inch thickness of what I hoped was custard-cake.

    In and Around Berlin

  • They colored and strung popcorn, gilded walnuts, cut silver-paper stars and chains for the tree, and hung strings of cranberries, bright-red apples, and oranges between.

    The Witness

  • How I came there I know not; my conscious existence dates only from the moment in which a silver-paper covering was removed from my face, and the world burst upon my view.

    The Doll and Her Friends or Memoirs of the Lady Seraphina

  • Looking up he saw that it came from the platform, from a black woman in pale-blue silk, a short ruffled skirt and silver-paper ornaments in her tightly crinkled hair.

    The Happy End

  • There were innumerable packages in silver-paper and pink ribands.

    Zuleika Dobson

  • The carpet was unflecked by any scrap of silver-paper.

    Zuleika Dobson

  • When Flavia reached her own room, there stood on her dressing-table a long silver-paper and filigree box.

    From the Car Behind

  • The shrine of the deity that presides over the destiny of fishermen is distinguished by a huge silver-paper fish and numerous three-pronged fish-spears.

    Around the World on a Bicycle - Volume II From Teheran To Yokohama

  • Raising himself he stood, for a moment, on the seat of the chair, steadying himself with one hand on the back of it, and reached a little, silver-paper covered parcel from the neighbouring table.

    The History of Sir Richard Calmady A Romance

  • Mr. Kenrick, speaking of the casing of the Great Pyramid, says, "The joints are scarcely perceptible, and not wider than the thickness of silver-paper, and the cement so tenacious that fragments of the casing-stones still remain in their original position, notwithstanding the lapse of so many centuries, and the violence by which they were detached."

    Atlantis : the antediluvian world


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