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blotting paper

  1. a soft, absorbent, unsized paper, used especially to dry the ink on a piece of writing.
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Origin of blotting paper

First recorded in 1510–20
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Examples from the Web for blotting paper

Historical Examples

  • But already Cassy had covered her with her blotting-paper look.

    The Paliser case

    Edgar Saltus

  • There was a pencil on the table, and unconsciously he drew a head on the blotting-paper.

    The Moon and Sixpence

    W. Somerset Maugham

  • Blotting-paper is decidedly cheaper than water under some circumstances.

  • A deluge against which the stoutest oil-skin is as blotting-paper.

    On the Heels of De Wet

    The Intelligence Officer

  • I hate the sight of those sheets of blotting-paper and clean pens.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo

    E. Phillips Oppenheim

British Dictionary definitions for blotting paper

blotting paper

  1. a soft absorbent unsized paper, used esp for soaking up surplus ink
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