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or end paper

[end-pey-per] /ˈɛndˌpeɪ pər/
noun, Bookbinding.
a sheet of paper, often distinctively colored or ornamented, folded vertically once to form two leaves, one of which is pasted flat to the inside of the front or back cover of a book, with the other pasted to the inside edge of the first or last page to form a flyleaf.
Also called end leaf, end sheet.
Origin of endpaper
First recorded in 1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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    Fire and Sword in the Sudan Rudolf C. Slatin
British Dictionary definitions for endpaper


either of two leaves at the front and back of a book pasted to the inside of the board covers and the first leaf of the book to secure the binding
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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