blotting paper


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blot·ting paper

(blŏt′ĭng)
n.
Absorbent paper used to blot a surface by soaking up excess ink.

blotting paper

n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a soft absorbent unsized paper, used esp for soaking up surplus ink

blot′ting pa`per


n.
a soft, absorbent, unsized paper, used esp. to dry the ink on a piece of writing.
[1510–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blotting paper - absorbent paper used to dry inkblotting paper - absorbent paper used to dry ink  
paper - a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
Translations
sací papír

blotting paper

[ˈblɒtɪŋˌpeɪpəʳ] Npapel m secante

blotting paper

[ˈblɒtɪŋˌpeɪpəʳ] ncarta assorbente, carta asciugante
References in classic literature ?
There is more sand there than you would use in twenty years as a substitute for blotting paper.
Dinner over, we produced a bundle of pens, a copious supply of ink, and a goodly show of writing and blotting paper.
The headmaster hesitated a moment, and then, idly drawing lines with a pencil on the blotting paper in front of him, went on.
Steadily, incessantly, each black splash grew and spread, shooting out ramifications this way and that, now banking itself against rising ground, now pouring swiftly over a crest into a new-found valley, exactly as a gout of ink would spread itself upon blotting paper.
If he can draw, he will draw absent-mindedly on blotting paper.
Holmes walked across to the desk and dabbed a little ink from each bottle on to the blotting paper.
It began with blotting paper,' the Knight answered with a groan.
We chanted our tables, fed the goldfish, watched mustard seeds germinate on blotting paper, wrote happily and at length about 'A Day in the Life of a Penny' and once we even had a visit from a writer - Jack Jones, massively handsome with his silver hair and resonant voice.
The result is that much of our food tastes like blotting paper.
Packed like business cards in a slim black wallet, they work like blotting paper on your skin, whisking away excess oil leaving you looking cool and oh- so-matte.
In search of a better way to brew coffee, Bentz punctured the bottom of a tin can and lined it with her son's notebook blotting paper -- thus perfecting the "drip" method of coffeemaker and revolutionizing the coffee industry for years to come.