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a machine for manufacturing paper.

Origin of Fourdrinier

1830–40; named after Henry and Sealy Fourdrinier, 19th-century English papermakers Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a particular type of paper-making machine that forms the paper in a continuous web

Word Origin for Fourdrinier

C19: named after Henry (died 1854) and Sealy (died 1847) Fourdrinier, English paper makers
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