from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Paper on which to write, especially in ink.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Paper designed to be written on with ink; it may be ruled or unruled.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. paper intended for writing upon with ink, usually finished with a smooth surface, and sized.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Paper finished with a smooth surface, generally sized, for writing on.

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

  • n. paper material made into thin sheets that are sized to take ink; used for writing correspondence and manuscripts


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  • The light in the cabin was dim, filtering through in a small window made of onion-skin writing paper and oiled with bacon grease, so that John Messner could not make out very well what the woman looked like.


  • There was nothing in the first drawer except for some writing paper with Sabin-Levesque’s name printed on it, some envelopes and two fountain pens, one of them in solid gold.

    Maigret and Monsieur Charles


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