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rag paper

a high-quality paper made from cotton or linen pulp.
Origin of rag paper
First recorded in 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • A 15th-century book on rag paper is as good to-day as the day it was printed.

    Books Before Typography Frederick W. Hamilton
  • The first mention of rag paper, in a tract of Peter, Abbott of Cluny from 1122 to 1150, probably means woolen.

    Old Time Wall Papers Katherine Abbott Sanborn
  • It was made of linen or rags and did not vary greatly from the rag paper of to-day.

    Books Before Typography Frederick W. Hamilton
  • Yet it remained for a wasp and Gottfried Keller to bring us out of the era of rag paper.

    How To Write Special Feature Articles Willard Grosvenor Bleyer

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