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silk paper

noun

  1. paper that contains silk fibers and is sometimes used for printing postage stamps and revenue stamps.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of silk paper1

First recorded in 1790–1800

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Example Sentences

This was because Gavinia, when folding up his clothes, found in one of the pockets a glove wrapped in silk paper.

The paper is again dried, then placed under a sheet of very thin silk-paper, and a warm iron passed over it.

The doctor was busy preparing combustible fuses, which he wrapped up carefully in silk paper.

General V. sent out a flag of truce to the Federal headquarters, and while we waited wrote on a piece of silk paper a few words.

This natural silk paper has been gathered measuring a yard and a half, of an elliptical shape, which is peculiar to all of it.

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