from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Paper in sheets of any convenient size ruled vertically and horizontally with lines which are distant any desired aliquot parts of an inch. It is used in making sketches rapidly and in scaling without the use of measuring-instruments.
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'I was saying, worship in the ordinary sense will be interdicted to me if her ladyship ...,' said the General, woefully shuffling the sketch-paper sheets in which he figured.
Sitting on the shower floor, she taped her sketch-paper to the tile walls, put her headphones on, and worked for hours.