from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A variety of stout paper made in large sizes, and designed for use in making drawings.


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  • There was nothing in it, Mr Cecil said, but drawing-paper and a few coloured pencils.

    Tour de Force Brand, Christianna, 1907- 1955

  • The scenery everywhere is far beyond our sketching capacities, but we find spoiling many sheets of drawing-paper a never-failing amusement and occupation; and we can sit out anywhere, as neither snakes nor mosquitoes are known in these altitudes.

    A Lady's Life on a Farm in Manitoba Cecil Hall

  • My mother's paint-box was on a shelf in our closet, with three sheets of her drawing-paper still in it.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 109, November, 1866 Various

  • Let him adopt one; buy him drawing-paper and a tee-square at once, and teach him that the noblest work of creation is (unless it be a bricklayer or builder) an architect.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, August 18th, 1920 Various

  • -- The illuminating body mentioned is used on parchment and hot-pressed drawing-paper.

    The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII, No. 357, October 30, 1886 Various

  • At this village the sedater portion of the party were to settle down with books, pencils and drawing-paper until the Alpine visit should have been paid.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 29, August, 1873 Various

  • A decision must be come to, and that rapidly; and there the artist sits, his watch hung up before him, "one eye on the dial and the other on the drawing-paper," knowing that at the appointed hour the work must be ready for the messenger.

    The History of "Punch" M. H. Spielmann

  • The room was always a little untidy; the table by the window was littered with tubes and paint-boxes, sketch-books and sheets of drawing-paper; Jenny kicked brushes and painting rags under it as she was laying the tea.

    Jenny: A Novel 1921

  • His complexion had the color and general appearance of drawing-paper, and in his large blue eyes was an eerie hint of sightlessness.

    The Yellow Claw Sax Rohmer 1921

  • Under this letter was hidden a crude little sketch of the cloister-end of some building on a sheet of drawing-paper, and near it, just outside a high wall, a fair outline of a thick cypress.

    Margarita's Soul The Romantic Recollections of a Man of Fifty Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon 1918


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