from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Blotting paper.
  • n. Paper waste; printed materials not intended for reading such as junk mail.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Blotting paper.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A waste sheet of printed paper.
  • n. Blotting-paper.
  • n. In etching, an impression or proof taken upon a sheet of common absorbent paper laid upon the plate.


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  • The fact that the Huntington impression is a maculature (a second pull from the plate with little or no addition of more printing medium) helped a good deal; I doubt that the British Museum impression would give up its secrets to backing sunlight because of the density of the colors.



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