from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Strong paper used for wrapping parcels; a strong and thick kind of wrapping-paper.


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  • The doors of Mrs. Ashton's rooms were wide-open; packing-paper and straw were scattered about.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 69, July, 1863 Various

  • Or the pen may be cleaned out with water and slipped into a holder made by rolling up a piece of corrugated packing-paper.

    Things To Make Archibald Williams

  • The lower layers of bark yielded the best writing-paper, while the outer layers were made into packing-paper (_emporetica_); the uppermost bark was used for making ropes.

    Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life

  • The spaces that were not piled high with vesture gave resting spots for cardboard boxes and packing-paper.

    The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne : a Novel William John Locke 1896

  • She was packing some of her things, and the floor was strewn with packing-paper and parcels.

    The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers Mary Cholmondeley 1892

  • All day long he sat scribbling on his knees, at the foot of his bed, dipping stumps of pens worn to the feathers in ink, soot, coffee-grounds, covering with illegible writing candle-wrappers, packing-paper, newspapers, playing cards, even thinking of using his shirt for the same purpose after starching it.

    Dieux ont soif. English Anatole France 1884

  • Lastly, in my glass tubes, part-lined with a thick piece of packing-paper, I often see attempts at making a window in the side of the cell: the paper is pierced right through with a round hole.

    Bramble-Bees and Others Jean-Henri Fabre 1869

  • I line the inside of the tube with a thick piece of whity-brown packing-paper, but only over one half of the circumference; the other half is left bare, so that I may watch the Osmia's attempts.

    Bramble-Bees and Others Jean-Henri Fabre 1869

  • The boy was a universal favorite, knew every hole and corner, collected all the nails and pieces of packthread, folded all the packing-paper, fed Pluto the watch-dog, and did sundry other odd jobs.

    Debit and Credit Translated from the German of Gustav Freytag Gustav Freytag 1855

  • ` Daphne Bholua, 'in Nepaul; from which the Nepaulese make a strong, tough, packing-paper; and I have reason to believe that it also grows in the Bhotan Himalayas -- at no very great distance from our position here.

    The Cliff Climbers A Sequel to "The Plant Hunters" Mayne Reid 1850


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