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India paper

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noun
  1. a fine, thin, opaque paper made in Asia, used chiefly in the production of thin-paper editions and for impressions of engravings.
  2. Bible paper.
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Origin of India paper

First recorded in 1760–70
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Examples from the Web for india paper

Historical Examples

  • My plan is to take two or three India-paper volumes of classics that have been read before, and renew my acquaintance with them.

    Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled

    Hudson Stuck

  • These engravings were also published as proofs on india-paper, 4to, price one shilling each portrait.

  • Price two guineas the set, proofs on india-paper (before letters), three guineas.

  • Only fifty sets printed, a few of which were coloured by the artist, also proofs on india-paper, in portfolio.

  • Only fifty sets printed, a few of which were coloured by the artist; also proofs on india-paper, in portfolio.


British Dictionary definitions for india paper

India paper

noun
  1. a thin soft opaque printing paper made in the Orient
  2. another name (not in technical usage) for Bible paper
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