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wrapping paper

heavy paper used for wrapping packages, parcels, etc.
Origin of wrapping paper
First recorded in 1760-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • A pencil and a sheet of wrapping paper will first be brought into service.

    Taxidermy Leon Luther Pray
  • Say, you haven't got a cartwheel instead of this wrapping paper, have you?

    Free Air Sinclair Lewis
  • We have saved all the wrapping paper off the bundles, you know.

    The Box-Car Children Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • wrapping paper may be piled on the floor under the large shelf.

  • He took off the wrapping paper, disclosing a small flat stone.

  • He emptied the contents of the paper sack into a sheet of wrapping paper.

    Mystery Wings Roy J. Snell
  • I know the wrapping paper, but they grew in bulk since I handled them.

    Seven Short Plays Lady Gregory

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