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tissue paper

a very thin, almost transparent paper used for wrapping delicate articles, covering illustrations in books, copying letters, etc.
Origin of tissue paper
First recorded in 1770-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • She lined the hat with, tissue paper and then, put it on his head again.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • He pointed to the ring and the bit of tissue paper on the table.

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Which goes to prove that the "tissue paper world" is yet of heroic fibre.

    Blue-grass and Broadway Maria Thompson Daviess
  • The third covering was a wrapper of tissue paper, which was spread out in its turn.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes Thomas Hardy
  • She was cutting and folding and pinning her tissue paper, oblivious of any presence.

    Christmas Zona Gale
  • Benjamin was wrapping up the watch in a quantity of tissue paper.

  • In the end of the tray was a revolver wrapped in tissue paper.

    The Easiest Way

    Eugene Walter and Arthur Hornblow
British Dictionary definitions for tissue paper

tissue paper

very thin soft delicate paper used to wrap breakable goods, as decoration, etc
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