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  9  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carborundum  cloth  \Carborundum  cloth\  or  paper  \paper\  . 
  Cloth  or  paper  covered  with  powdered  carborundum. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Poonah  painting  \Poo"nah  paint`ing\  [From  Poona,  in  Bombay 
  Province,  India.] 
  A  style  of  painting,  popular  in  England  in  the  19th  century, 
  in  which  a  thick  opaque  color  is  applied  without  background 
  and  with  scarcely  any  shading,  to  thin  paper,  producing 
  flowers,  birds,  etc.,  in  imitation  of  Oriental  work 
 
  Note:  Hence: 
 
  {Poonah  brush}, 
 
  {paper}, 
 
  {painter},  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Paper  \Pa"per\,  n.  [F.  papier,  fr  L.  papyrus  papyrus,  from 
  which  the  Egyptians  made  a  kind  of  paper,  Gr  ?.  Cf 
  {Papyrus}.] 
  1.  A  substance  in  the  form  of  thin  sheets  or  leaves  intended 
  to  be  written  or  printed  on  or  to  be  used  in  wrapping.  It 
  is  made  of  rags,  straw,  bark,  wood,  or  other  fibrous 
  material,  which  is  first  reduced  to  pulp,  then  molded, 
  pressed,  and  dried. 
 
  2.  A  sheet,  leaf,  or  piece  of  such  substance. 
 
  3.  A  printed  or  written  instrument;  a  document,  essay,  or  the 
  like  a  writing;  as  a  paper  read  before  a  scientific 
  society. 
 
  They  brought  a  paper  to  me  to  be  signed.  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  A  printed  sheet  appearing  periodically;  a  newspaper;  a 
  journal;  as  a  daily  paper. 
 
  5.  Negotiable  evidences  of  indebtedness;  notes;  bills  of 
  exchange,  and  the  like  as  the  bank  holds  a  large  amount 
  of  his  paper. 
 
  6.  Decorated  hangings  or  coverings  for  walls,  made  of  paper. 
  See  {Paper  hangings},  below. 
 
  7.  A  paper  containing  (usually)  a  definite  quantity;  as  a 
  paper  of  pins,  tacks,  opium,  etc 
 
  8.  A  medicinal  preparation  spread  upon  paper,  intended  for 
  external  application;  as  cantharides  paper. 
 
  Note:  Paper  is  manufactured  in  sheets,  the  trade  names  of 
  which  together  with  the  regular  sizes  in  inches,  are 
  shown  in  the  following  table.  But  paper  makers  vary  the 
  size  somewhat. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Paper  \Pa"per\,  a. 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  paper;  made  of  paper;  resembling  paper; 
  existing  only  on  paper;  unsubstantial;  as  a  paper  box;  a 
  paper  army. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Paper  \Pa"per\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Papered};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Papering}.] 
  1.  To  cover  with  paper;  to  furnish  with  paper  hangings;  as 
  to  paper  a  room  or  a  house. 
 
  2.  To  fold  or  inclose  in  paper. 
 
  3.  To  put  on  paper;  to  make  a  memorandum  of  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emery  \Em"er*y\,  n.  [F.  ['e]meri,  earlier  ['e]meril,  It 
  smeriglio  fr  Gr  ?,  ?,  ?,  cf  ?  to  wipe;  perh.  akin  to  E. 
  smear.  Cf  {Emeril}.]  (Min.) 
  Corundum  in  the  form  of  grains  or  powder,  used  in  the  arts 
  for  grinding  and  polishing  hard  substances.  Native  emery  is 
  mixed  with  more  or  less  magnetic  iron.  See  the  Note  under 
  {Corundum}. 
 
  {Emery  board},  cardboard  pulp  mixed  with  emery  and  molded 
  into  convenient. 
 
  {Emery  cloth}  or  {paper},  cloth  or  paper  on  which  the  powder 
  of  emery  is  spread  and  glued  for  scouring  and  polishing. 
 
 
  {Emery  wheel},  a  wheel  containing  emery,  or  having  a  surface 
  of  emery.  In  machine  shops,  it  is  sometimes  called  a  {buff 
  wheel},  and  by  the  manufacturers  of  cutlery,  a  {glazer}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fossil  \Fos"sil\,  a.  [L.  fossilis,  fr  fodere  to  dig:  cf  F. 
  fossile.  See  {Fosse}.] 
  1.  Dug  out  of  the  earth;  as  fossil  coal;  fossil  salt. 
 
  2.  (Paleon.)  Like  or  pertaining  to  fossils;  contained  in 
  rocks,  whether  petrified  or  not  as  fossil  plants, 
  shells. 
 
  {Fossil  copal},  a  resinous  substance,  first  found  in  the  blue 
  clay  at  Highgate  near  London,  and  apparently  a  vegetable 
  resin,  partly  changed  by  remaining  in  the  earth. 
 
  {Fossil  cork},  {flax},  {paper},  or  {wood},  varieties  of 
  amianthus. 
 
  {Fossil  farina},  a  soft  carbonate  of  lime. 
 
  {Fossil  ore},  fossiliferous  red  hematite.  --Raymond. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  paper 
  n  1:  a  material  made  of  cellulose  pulp  derived  mainly  from  wood 
  or  rags  or  certain  grasses 
  2:  an  essay  (especially  one  written  as  an  assignment);  "he  got 
  an  A  on  his  composition"  [syn:  {composition},  {report},  {theme}] 
  3:  a  daily  or  weekly  publication  on  folded  sheets;  contains 
  news  and  articles  and  advertisements;  "he  read  his 
  newspaper  at  breakfast"  [syn:  {newspaper}] 
  4:  medium  for  written  communication;  "the  notion  of  an  office 
  running  without  paper  is  absurd" 
  5:  a  scholarly  article  describing  the  results  of  observations 
  or  stating  hypotheses;  "he  has  written  many  scientific 
  papers" 
  6:  a  business  firm  that  publishes  newspapers;  "Murdoch  owns 
  many  newspapers"  [syn:  {newspaper},  {newspaper  publisher}] 
  7:  a  newspaper  as  a  physical  object:  "when  it  began  to  rain  he 
  covered  his  head  with  a  newspaper"  [syn:  {newspaper}] 
  v  1:  cover  with  paper;  "paper  the  box" 
  2:  cover  with  wallpaper  [syn:  {wallpaper}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Paper 
  The  expression  in  the  Authorized  Version  (Isa.  19:7),  "the  paper 
  reeds  by  the  brooks,"  is  in  the  Revised  Version  more  correctly 
  "the  meadows  by  the  Nile."  The  words  undoubtedly  refer  to  a 
  grassy  place  on  the  banks  of  the  Nile  fit  for  pasturage. 
 
  In  2  John  1:12  the  word  is  used  in  its  proper  sense  The 
  material  so  referred  to  was  manufactured  from  the  papyrus,  and 
  hence  its  name  The  papyrus  (Heb.  gome)  was  a  kind  of  bulrush 
  (q.v.).  It  is  mentioned  by  Job  (8:11)  and  Isaiah  (35:7).  It  was 
  used  for  many  purposes.  This  plant  (Papyrus  Nilotica)  is  now 
  unknown  in  Egypt;  no  trace  of  it  can  be  found  The  unaccountable 
  disappearance  of  this  plant  from  Egypt  was  foretold  by  Isaiah 
  (19:6,  7)  as  a  part  of  the  divine  judgment  on  that  land.  The 
  most  extensive  papyrus  growths  now  known  are  in  the  marshes  at 
  the  northern  end  of  the  lake  of  Merom. 
 




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