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brown paper

noun
  1. a coarse unbleached paper used for wrapping
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Examples from the Web for brown paper

Historical Examples

  • He reached for his greatcoat, bringing out a brown-paper parcel.

    The Best Short Stories of 1920

    Various

  • Going to the corner where his coat lay, he took from the pocket a brown-paper parcel.

    Mr. Opp

    Alice Hegan Rice

  • Noel had got brown-paper boots too, and a Turkish towel cloak.

  • Beyond the boy and the boots and the brown-paper cap, all that is wanted is a rough shawl or large fur cape.

    The Art of Amusing

    Frank Bellew

  • Kent's impedimenta were packed and labelled, and a brown-paper parcel among the litter contained the best man's new suit.

    Cynthia

    Leonard Merrick