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copy paper

noun
1.
paper specially prepared for the writing of advertising copy, newspaper copy, etc., usually having guidelines to indicate margins and the number of spaces per line.
Origin of copy paper
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05
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  • "Forgot my pencil and copy paper," he explained, grabbed them, and vanished.

  • Then he drew to him a block of copy paper and set about heading and subheading the story.

    Local Color Irvin S. Cobb
  • Then she rolled a fresh sheet of copy paper into the typewriter and started 207work.

    Janet Hardy in Radio City Ruthe S. Wheeler
  • Dropping limply into his chair he reached mechanically for his copy paper.

    The Lash Olin L. Lyman
  • “This looks like copy paper used in a newspaper office,” she told herself.

    Behind the Green Door Mildred A. Wirt
  • I gathered up my opened sheet of copy paper and moved obediently into the next chair, which she had indicated.

    Amazing Grace Kate Trimble Sharber
  • To do this I glanced down at my copy paper, 111 with one eyelid raised in favor of his profile.

    Amazing Grace Kate Trimble Sharber
  • He dropped back into his chair and scratched viciously at the copy paper with his heavy black pencil.

  • By half-past ten he was in the midst of a sea of copy paper—but he had not yet attained a first paragraph.

  • Seating herself beside Elda, she unhooded the typewriter, rolled a sheet of copy paper into it, and experimented with the keys.

    Signal in the Dark Mildred A. Wirt

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