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blotting paper

a soft, absorbent, unsized paper, used especially to dry the ink on a piece of writing.
Origin of blotting paper
First recorded in 1510-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In front of each was a sheet of clean foolscap, pen, ink, and blotting paper.

    The King of Alsander James Elroy Flecker
  • There was paper, there was ink and there was a pen with a new nib in it, and blotting paper!

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • Absorb excess of the liquids from the paper as quickly as possible with a clean piece of blotting paper.

    Paper and Printing Recipes J. Sawtelle Ford
  • He put the letter under the blotting paper, and called, "Yes, Gilbert!"

    Changing Winds St. John G. Ervine
  • To Remove Ink from a Carpet, soak up as much of it as possible with blotting paper.

  • You must find your own ink, pens, and blotting paper, but we provide this table and chair.

  • For spots made with grease use benzine; while still moist apply a hot iron, with a blotting paper on each side of leaf.

  • I think he spoke about the past and said that thing about the blotting paper.

    Overlooked Maurice Baring
  • We always suggest post-cards, blotting paper, pen and ink, or anything else that is associated with the goods she has purchased.

  • I forgot to take any blotting paper and my fountain pen leaked.

    Daddy Long-Legs Jean Webster
British Dictionary definitions for blotting paper

blotting paper

a soft absorbent unsized paper, used esp for soaking up surplus ink
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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