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linen paper

noun

  1. paper, usually superior in quality, made from pure linen or from substitutes that produce a similar paper finish.


linen paper

noun

  1. paper made from flax fibres or having a similar texture


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Word History and Origins

Origin of linen paper1

First recorded in 1720–30
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Example Sentences

The editors of Nouveau Trait de Diplomatique are of the same opinion, and doubt the use of linen paper before the year 1300.

He assigns the invention of linen paper to Pace da Fabiano of Treviso.

A stout, thin linen paper will produce the best results, but almost any kind will do.

The increased use of linen paper in place of the costlier parchment helped in the popularization of letters.

It was written on linen paper of a grade which, if now common enough, was not so common at that time.

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