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silver paper

noun, British.
Origin of silver paper
First recorded in 1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Where on earth they got—in Richmond in 1862—the gay box, the silver paper, passes comprehension.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • This red rag and silver paper business, the pictures, and all that, he did.

    Saddle and Mocassin Francis Francis Jr.
  • The waist is made of blue silk, and trimmed with silver paper and spangles.

  • The torch can be made of wood, and covered with silver paper.

  • And then at the bottom of the box was something flat, wrapped in silver paper.

    A Charming Fellow, Volume III (of 3) Frances Eleanor Trollope
  • The shield can he made by gilding or covering a barrel-head with silver paper.

    The Belles of Canterbury Anna Bird Stewart
  • The tank is edged with red bricks and the water where the seal swims is silver paper.

    Wings and the Child E. [Edith] Nesbit
  • silver paper can be pasted on where desired for mirrors, doors cut or drawn, etc.

    Toy-Making in School and Home Ruby Kathleen Polkinghorne and Mabel Irene Rutherford Polkinghorne
  • If this paint is not available, you can cover with silver paper, but this is not nearly as effective.

    Toy-Making at Home Morley Adams
  • Scarcely had he spoken, than he found lying on his lap the most curious little parcel, all done up in silver paper.

    The Little Lame Prince Dinah Maria Mulock

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