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pa·per

 (pā′pər)
n.
1. A material made of cellulose pulp, derived mainly from wood, rags, and certain grasses, processed into flexible sheets or rolls by deposit from an aqueous suspension, and used chiefly for writing, printing, drawing, wrapping, and covering walls.
2. A single sheet of this material.
3. One or more sheets of paper bearing writing or printing, especially:
a. A formal written composition intended to be published, presented, or read aloud; a scholarly essay or treatise.
b. A piece of written work for school; a report or theme.
c. often papers An official document, especially one establishing the identity of the bearer.
4. papers A collection of letters, diaries, and other writings, especially by one person: the Madison papers.
5. Short-term debt instruments, especially commercial paper.
6. A newspaper.
7. Wallpaper.
8. A wrapper made of paper, often with its contents: a paper of pins.
9. Slang
a. A free pass to a theater.
b. The audience admitted with free passes.
tr.v. pa·pered, pa·per·ing, pa·pers
1. To cover, wrap, or line with paper.
2. To cover with wallpaper.
3. To supply with paper.
4. Slang To issue free passes for (a theater, for example).
5. To construct (something) in haste and with little forethought: papered together a new coalition of political convenience.
adj.
1. Made of paper.
2. Resembling paper, as in thinness or flimsiness.
3. Of or relating to clerical work: paper duties.
4.
a. Existing only in printed or written form: paper profits; a paper corporation.
b. Planned but not realized; theoretical.
Phrasal Verb:
paper over
1. To put or keep out of sight; conceal: paper over a deficit with accounting gimmicks.
2. To downplay or gloss over (differences, for example), especially in order to maintain a nominal, apparent, or temporary unity.
Idioms:
in paper
With a paperback binding; as a paperback.
on paper
1. In writing or print.
2. In theory, as opposed to actual performance or fact: It is a good team on paper, but its members play poorly together.

[Middle English, from Old French papier, from Latin papȳrus, papyrus plant, papyrus paper, from Greek papūros.]

pa′per·er n.

paper

(ˈpeɪpə)
n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a substance made from cellulose fibres derived from rags, wood, etc, often with other additives, and formed into flat thin sheets suitable for writing on, decorating walls, wrapping, etc.
2. a single piece of such material, esp if written or printed on
3. (usually plural) documents for establishing the identity of the bearer; credentials
4. (Nautical Terms) (plural) Also called: ship's papers official documents relating to the ownership, cargo, etc, of a ship
5. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (plural) collected diaries, letters, etc
6. (Journalism & Publishing) See newspaper, wallpaper
7. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) government See white paper, green paper, command paper
8. (Education) a lecture or short published treatise on a specific subject
9. (Education) a short essay, as by a student
10. (Education)
a. a set of written examination questions
b. the student's answers
11. (Banking & Finance) commerce See commercial paper
12. (Theatre) theatre slang a free ticket
13. on paper in theory, as opposed to fact: it was a good idea on paper, but failed in practice.
adj
14. made of paper: paper cups do not last long.
15. thin like paper: paper walls.
16. (prenominal) existing only as recorded on paper but not yet in practice: paper profits; paper expenditure.
17. taking place in writing: paper battles.
vb
18. to cover (walls) with wallpaper
19. (tr) to cover or furnish with paper
20. (Theatre) (tr) theatre slang to fill (a performance) by giving away free tickets (esp in the phrase paper the house)
[C14: from Latin papyrus]
ˈpaperer n

pa•per

(ˈpeɪ pər)

n.
1. a substance made from wood pulp, rags, or other fibrous material, usu. in thin sheets, used to write or print on, for wrapping, for decorating walls, etc.
2. a piece, sheet, or leaf of this.
3. something resembling this substance, as papyrus.
4. a written or printed document or the like.
5. a newspaper or journal.
6. a scholarly essay, article, or dissertation, usu. intended for publication.
7. a written piece of schoolwork, as a composition.
8. Often, papers. a document establishing or verifying identity, status, or the like: citizenship papers.
9. negotiable notes, bills, etc., as commercial paper or paper money.
10. a promissory note.
11. wallpaper.
12. a sheet of paper with pins or needles stuck through it in rows.
13. Slang. a free pass to an entertainment.
v.t.
14. to cover with wallpaper.
15. to line or cover with paper.
16. to distribute handbills, posters, etc., throughout (an area).
17. to fold or wrap in paper.
18. to supply with paper.
19. Informal. to deluge with documents, esp. those requiring response or compliance.
20. Slang. to fill (a theater or the like) by giving away free tickets.
21. Archaic.
a. to write or set down on paper.
b. to describe in writing.
v.i.
22. to apply wallpaper to walls.
23. paper over, to conceal or cover up (dissension, controversy, etc.), esp. to preserve an impression of accord.
adj.
24. made of paper: a paper bag.
25. like paper; thin or flimsy.
26. pertaining to routine clerical duties.
27. conducted by means of letters, articles, books, etc.: a paper war.
28. existing on paper only; not realized: paper profits.
Idioms:
on paper,
a. in written or printed form.
b. in theory only.
[1325–75; Middle English papire < Latin papȳrus papyrus]
pa′per•er, n.

paper

Paper is a material that you write things on or wrap things in.

Bring a pencil and some paper.

You can refer to several sheets of paper with information on them as papers.

This filing cabinet is where we keep important papers.

Don't refer to a single sheet of paper as 'a paper'. You refer to it as a sheet of paper or, if it is small, a piece of paper.

He wrote his name at the top of a blank sheet of paper.
The floor was covered in little pieces of paper.

A newspapers is often referred to as a paper.

Dad was reading the daily paper.
His picture was in the papers.

paper


Past participle: papered
Gerund: papering

Imperative
paper
paper
Present
I paper
you paper
he/she/it papers
we paper
you paper
they paper
Preterite
I papered
you papered
he/she/it papered
we papered
you papered
they papered
Present Continuous
I am papering
you are papering
he/she/it is papering
we are papering
you are papering
they are papering
Present Perfect
I have papered
you have papered
he/she/it has papered
we have papered
you have papered
they have papered
Past Continuous
I was papering
you were papering
he/she/it was papering
we were papering
you were papering
they were papering
Past Perfect
I had papered
you had papered
he/she/it had papered
we had papered
you had papered
they had papered
Future
I will paper
you will paper
he/she/it will paper
we will paper
you will paper
they will paper
Future Perfect
I will have papered
you will have papered
he/she/it will have papered
we will have papered
you will have papered
they will have papered
Future Continuous
I will be papering
you will be papering
he/she/it will be papering
we will be papering
you will be papering
they will be papering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been papering
you have been papering
he/she/it has been papering
we have been papering
you have been papering
they have been papering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been papering
you will have been papering
he/she/it will have been papering
we will have been papering
you will have been papering
they will have been papering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been papering
you had been papering
he/she/it had been papering
we had been papering
you had been papering
they had been papering
Conditional
I would paper
you would paper
he/she/it would paper
we would paper
you would paper
they would paper
Past Conditional
I would have papered
you would have papered
he/she/it would have papered
we would have papered
you would have papered
they would have papered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paper - a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grassespaper - a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
card - one of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes; "he collected cards and traded them with the other boys"
confetti - small pieces or streamers of colored paper that are thrown around on festive occasions (as at a wedding)
piece of paper, sheet of paper, sheet - paper used for writing or printing
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
art paper - a high-quality paper (usually having a filler of china clay)
blotter, blotting paper - absorbent paper used to dry ink
blueprint paper - sensitized paper used to make blueprints
cellulose - a polysaccharide that is the chief constituent of all plant tissues and fibers
carbon paper, carbon - a thin paper coated on one side with a dark waxy substance (often containing carbon); used to transfer characters from the original to an under sheet of paper
cardboard, composition board - a stiff moderately thick paper
cartridge paper - paper for making cartridge cases
chad - a small piece of paper that is supposed to be removed when a hole is punched in a card or paper tape
computer paper - paper folded to permit continuous printing controlled by a computer
construction paper - paper suitable for drawing and making cutouts
crepe, crepe paper - paper with a crinkled texture; usually colored and used for decorations
drawing paper - paper that is specially prepared for use in drafting
filter paper - a porous unsized paper used for filtering
flypaper - paper that is poisoned or coated with a sticky substance to kill flies
graph paper - paper that has lines to permit drawing graphs
greaseproof paper - paper that is impermeable to oil or grease; used in cooking
linen paper, linen - a high-quality paper made of linen fibers or with a linen finish
litmus paper - unsized paper treated with litmus for use as an acid-base indicator
manifold paper, manifold - a lightweight paper used with carbon paper to make multiple copies; "an original and two manifolds"
manila, manila paper, manilla, manilla paper - a strong paper or thin cardboard with a smooth light brown finish made from e.g. Manila hemp
music paper, score paper - paper with lines appropriate for writing music
newsprint, newspaper - cheap paper made from wood pulp and used for printing newspapers; "they used bales of newspaper every day"
oilpaper - paper that has been made translucent and waterproof by soaking in oil
india paper - a thin tough opaque paper used in fine books
pad, pad of paper, tablet - a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge
paper tape - a long narrow strip of paper
paper toweling - absorbent paper used as toweling
paper-mache, papier-mache - a substance made from paper pulp that can be molded when wet and painted when dry
papyrus - paper made from the papyrus plant by cutting it in strips and pressing it flat; used by ancient Egyptians and Greeks and Romans
parchment - a superior paper resembling sheepskin
rice paper - a thin delicate material resembling paper; made from the rice-paper tree
roofing paper, tar paper - a heavy paper impregnated with tar and used as part of a roof for waterproofing
ticker tape - a continuous thin ribbon of paper on which stock quotes are written
tissue paper, tissue - a soft thin (usually translucent) paper
tracing paper - a semitransparent paper that is used for tracing drawings
transfer paper - a paper that is coated with a preparation for transferring a design to another surface
wallpaper - a decorative paper for the walls of rooms
waste paper - paper discarded after use
wax paper - paper that has been waterproofed by treatment with wax or paraffin
wrapping paper - a tough paper used for wrapping
writing paper - paper material made into thin sheets that are sized to take ink; used for writing correspondence and manuscripts
2.paper - an essay (especially one written as an assignment); "he got an A on his composition"
essay - an analytic or interpretive literary composition
term paper - a composition intended to indicate a student's progress during a school term
3.paper - a daily or weekly publication on folded sheetspaper - a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements; "he read his newspaper at breakfast"
public press, press - the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines
rotogravure - printed material (text and pictures) produced by an intaglio printing process in a rotary press
daily - a newspaper that is published every day
gazette - a newspaper or official journal
school newspaper, school paper - a newspaper written and published by students in a school
tabloid, rag, sheet - newspaper with half-size pages
editorial, newspaper column, column - an article giving opinions or perspectives
feature article, feature - a special or prominent article in a newspaper or magazine; "they ran a feature on retirement planning"
news article, news story, newspaper article - an article reporting news
headline, newspaper headline - the heading or caption of a newspaper article
sports section - the section of a newspaper that reports on sports
news item - an item in a newspaper
cartoon strip, comic strip, funnies, strip - a sequence of drawings telling a story in a newspaper or comic book
4.paper - a medium for written communication; "the notion of an office running without paper is absurd"
medium - a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information
page - one side of one leaf (of a book or magazine or newspaper or letter etc.) or the written or pictorial matter it contains
5.paper - a scholarly article describing the results of observations or stating hypotheses; "he has written many scientific papers"
article - nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication
6.paper - a business firm that publishes newspapers; "Murdoch owns many newspapers"
publisher, publishing company, publishing firm, publishing house - a firm in the publishing business
7.paper - the physical object that is the product of a newspaper publisher; "when it began to rain he covered his head with a newspaper"
product, production - an artifact that has been created by someone or some process; "they improve their product every year"; "they export most of their agricultural production"
Verb1.paper - cover with paper; "paper the box"
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"
2.paper - cover with wallpaperpaper - cover with wallpaper      
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"

paper

noun
1. newspaper, news, daily, journal, organ, rag (informal), tabloid, gazette, broadsheet The story is in all the papers.
2. essay, study, article, analysis, script, composition, assignment, thesis, critique, treatise, dissertation, monograph He has just written a paper on the subject.
3. examination, test, exam the applied mathematics paper
4. report, study, survey, inquiry a new government paper on European policy
plural noun
1. letters, records, documents, file, diaries, archive, paperwork, dossier After her death, her papers were collected and published.
2. documents, records, certificates, identification, deeds, identity papers, I.D. (informal) people who were trying to leave the country with forged papers
verb
1. wallpaper, line, hang, paste up, cover with paper We have papered this room in grey.
on paper
2. in writing, written down, on (the) record, in print, in black and white It is important to get something down on paper.
3. in theory, ideally, theoretically, in the abstract On paper, he is the best man for the job.
paper something over or paper over something cover up, hide, disguise, conceal, camouflage, whitewash, gloss over, airbrush Their differences were papered over, but not resolved.
Related words
adjective papyraceous

paper

noun
A relatively brief discourse written especially as an exercise:
Translations
papier
جَرِيدَةجَريدَه، صَحيفَهوَثائِق، مُسْتَنَداتوَرَقوَرَقَةٌ
документстатияхартия
papírnovinypapírovýpapírypísemka
papiravisidentitetspapirerskriftlig eksamensopgave
papero
papelperiódicorevistapapel academicapapel academico
paperipaperoidaraporttitapetoidalehti
papirnovine
papírdolgozatírásbeliírások
pappírprófskilríkiblaîdagblaî
新聞
신문종이
charta
popieriusprespapjėraštvedybasąvaržėlėtestas
papīrsbiļetedokumentidokumentslaikraksts
documenthârtie
papierpapierepapierovýpísomkalist papiera
papirpisna izpitna nalogarazpravačasopisdokumenti
pappertidning
กระดาษหนังสือพิมพ์
документпапір
giấybáo chí

paper

[ˈpeɪpəʳ]
A. N
1. (= material) → papel m; (= wallpaper) → papel m pintado
a piece of paperun papel, una hoja (de papel)
to put sth down on paper; commit sth to paperponer algo por escrito
on paper (fig) → en teoría, sobre el papel
it's not worth the paper it's written onno vale para nada
2. (= newspaper) → periódico m, diario m
to write to the paper about sthescribir una carta al director de un periódico sobre algo
the paperslos periódicos, la prensa
to write for the paperscolaborar en los periódicos, escribir artículos para los periódicos
it came out in the paperssalió en los periódicos
3. papers (= writings, documents) → papeles mpl; (= identity papers) → documentación f, papeles mpl
your papers, pleasela documentación, por favor
Churchill's private paperslos papeles personales de Churchill
his divorce papers have just come throughhan llegado los papeles de su divorcio
ship's papersdocumentación f del barco
4. (Univ etc) (= essay) → ejercicio m, ensayo m; (= exam) → examen m
to do a good paper in mathshacer un buen examen de matemáticas
to set a paper in physicsponer un examen de física
5. (scholarly, written) → artículo m; (read aloud) → ponencia f, comunicación f
we heard a good paper on place namesescuchamos una buena ponencia sobre toponimia
6. (Parl) → documento m base
a government paper on European policyun documento base gubernamental sobre política europea
see also green D
see also white C
B. VT [+ wall, room] → empapelar, tapizar (Mex)
C. CPDde papel
paper advance N (on printer) → avance m de papel
paper bag Nbolsa f de papel
he couldn't fight his way out of a paper bages un gallina
paper chain Ncadeneta f de papel
paper chase Nrallye-paper m
paper clip Nclip m, sujetapapeles m inv
paper credit N (Fin) → papel m crédito
paper cup Nvaso m de cartón
paper currency Npapel m moneda
paper fastener Ngrapa f
paper feed(er) Nalimentador m de papel
paper handkerchief, paper hankie Npañuelo m de papel
paper industry Nindustria f papelera
paper knife Nabrecartas m inv
paper lantern Nfarolillo m de papel
paper loss N (Fin) pérdida que tiene lugar cuando baja el valor de una acción etc sin venderse ésta
paper mill Nfábrica f de papel, papelera f
paper money N (gen) → papel m moneda; (= banknotes) → billetes mpl de banco
paper profit N (Fin) → beneficio m no realizado
paper qualifications NPLtítulos mpl
paper round Nreparto m de periódicos
to do a paper roundrepartir periódicos
paper shop N (Brit) → tienda f de periódicos, quiosco m
paper tape Ncinta f de papel
paper tiger N (fig) → tigre m de papel
paper tissue Npañuelo m de papel, tisú m
paper towel Ntoallita f de papel
paper trail N (esp US) → pruebas fpl documentales
paper over VI + PREP
1. (lit) → empapelar
2. (fig) → disimular
to paper over the cracks (Brit) → guardar las apariencias
see also crack A1

paper

[ˈpeɪpər]
n (gen)papier m
a piece of paper (= odd bit) → un morceau de papier (= sheet) → une feuille de papier
to put sth down on paper → mettre qch par écrit
it's not worth the paper it is written on [promise, agreement, guarantee] → c'est un chiffon de papier
(also newspaper) → journal m
I saw an advert in the paper → J'ai vu une annonce dans le journal.
(= study, article) → papier m
to write a paper → écrire un papier
to publish a paper → publier un papier
He's just published a paper in the journal Nature → Il vient juste de publier un papier dans le journal Nature.
to give a paper → faire un exposé
I've been asked to give a paper on nuclear fission → On m'a demandé de faire un exposé sur la fission nucléaire.
(= exam) → épreuve f écrite
an exam paper (= exam) → une épreuve écrite (= question paper) → une copie d'examen
(= discussion document) → rapport m
a new government paper on European policy → un nouveau rapport gouvernemental sur la politique européenne
(also wallpaper) → papier m
(also wrapping paper) → papier m
adj [plate, tissue, aeroplane] → en papier paper towel
papers npl
(also identity papers) → papiers mpl
(= documents) → papiers mpl
vt [+ room] → poser du papier peint danspaper advance n (on printer)avance f (du) papier

paper

n
(= material)Papier nt; a piece of paperein Stück ntPapier; a sheet of paperein Blatt ntPapier; a writer who finds it hard to commit himself to paperein Schriftsteller, der nur zögernd etwas zu Papier bringt; to get or put something down on paperetw schriftlich festhalten; can we get your acceptance down on paper?können wir Ihre Einwilligung schriftlich haben?; on paper they’re the best firmauf dem Papier ist das die beste Firma; it’s not worth the paper it’s written ondas ist schade ums Papier, auf dem es steht; the walls are like paperdie Wände sind wie Pappe
(= newspaper)Zeitung f; to write to the papers about somethingLeserbriefe/einen Leserbrief über etw (acc)schreiben; he’s/his name is always in the paperser/sein Name steht ständig in der Zeitung
papers pl (= identity papers)Papiere pl
papers pl (= writings, documents)Papiere pl; private papersprivate Unterlagen pl
(= set of questions in exam)Testbogen m; (= exam) (Univ) → Klausur f; (Sch) → Arbeit f; to do a good paper in mathseine gute Mathematikklausur/-arbeit schreiben
(academic) → Referat nt, → Paper nt (inf); he’s going to give or read a paper to the societyer wird vor der Gesellschaft ein Referat halten
(= wallpaper)Tapete f
(Parl) a white paperein Weißbuch nt
(= packet) a paper of pinsein Päckchen ntStecknadeln
vt wall, roomtapezieren

paper

in cpdsPapier-;
paperback
nTaschenbuch nt, → Paperback nt (inf)
paperback in cpdsTaschenbuch-; paper editionTaschenbuchausgabe f; paper bookTaschenbuch nt
paper bag
nPapiertüte f; they couldn’t fight/play their way out of a (wet) paper (hum)sie sind zu (überhaupt) nichts zu gebrauchen
paper bank
paper-bound
n bookbroschiert
paperboy
paper chain
nGirlande f
paper chase
paperclip
nBüroklammer f
paper cup
nPappbecher m
paper feed
n (Comput) → Papiervorschub m
paper format
n (Comput) → Papierformat nt
paper girl
nZeitungsmädchen nt
paper handkerchief
nPapiertaschentuch nt, → ˜ Tempo(taschen)tuch® nt
paper handling
n (Comput, of printer) → Papierführung f
paperhanger
nTapezierer(in) m(f)
paperhanging
nTapezieren nt
paper jam
n (of printer etc)Papierstau m
paperknife
nBrieföffner m
paper lantern
nLampion m
paperless
adjpapierlos; paper officepapierloses Büro
paper mill
nPapierfabrik f, → Papiermühle f
paper money
nPapiergeld nt
paper napkin
paper plate
nPappteller m
paper profit
paper round
n to have or do a paperZeitungen austragen
paper shop
n (Brit) → Zeitungsladen m
paper size
nPapierformat nt
paper source
n (of printer etc) → Papierzufuhr f
paper tape
nLochstreifen m
paper-thin
adj slicehauchdünn; (fig) wallhauchdünn, hellhörig; a paper majorityeine hauchdünne Mehrheit
paper tiger
nPapiertiger m
paper tissue
nPapiertuch nt
paper trail
n (US) → belastende Unterlagen pl; investigations found a paper of documentsNachforschungen brachten belastende Dokumente zutage
paper tray
n (Comput, for printer etc) → Papierschacht m
paperweight
paperwork

paper

[ˈpeɪpəʳ]
1. n
a. (material) → carta; (wallpaper) → carta da parati, tappezzeria
a piece of paper (odd bit) → un pezzo di carta (sheet) → un foglio (di carta)
on paper → sulla carta
to put sth down on paper → mettere qc per iscritto
b. (exam questions) → prova scritta, scritto; (lecture) → relazione f
c. (newspaper) → giornale m
the papers → i giornali
it was in the papers → era su tutti giornali
to write to the papers about sth → scrivere una lettera aperta or ai giornali su qc
2. vt (wall, room) → tappezzare
3. adj (towel, cup) → di carta; (industry) → cartario/a, della carta
see also papers
paper over vi + prep to paper over the cracks (fig) → appianare le divergenze

paper

(ˈpeipə) noun
1. the material on which these words are written, made from wood, rags etc and used for writing, printing, wrapping parcels etc. I need paper and a pen to write a letter; (also adjective) a paper bag.
2. a single (often printed or typed) piece of this. There were papers all over his desk.
3. a newspaper. Have you read the paper?
4. a group of questions for a written examination. The Latin paper was very difficult.
5. (in plural) documents proving one's identity, nationality etc. The policeman demanded my papers.
ˈpapery adjective
like paper. papery leaves.
ˈpaperback noun
a book with a paper cover.
adjective
paperback novels.
ˈpaper-clip noun
a small, usually metal clip for holding papers together. She attached her note to the papers with a paper-clip.
ˈpaper-knife noun
a knife used for opening envelopes etc.
paper sculpture
the art of modelling with folded paper.
ˈpaperweight noun
a small, heavy object which can be put on top of pieces of paper to keep them in place, also used as an ornament.
ˈpaperwork noun
the part of a job which consists of keeping files, writing letters etc. I spend most of my time on paperwork.

paper

جَرِيدَة, وَرَقَةٌ noviny, papír avis, papir Papier, Zeitung χαρτί papel, periódico lehti, paperi journal, papier novine, papir carta, giornale 新聞, 紙 신문, 종이 krant, papier avis, papir gazeta, papier jornal, papel бумага, газета papper, tidning กระดาษ, หนังสือพิมพ์ kağıt báo chí, giấy 报纸,

pa·per

n. papel;
toilet ______ higiénico;
artículo;
___ paperdocumento legal.

paper

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Nothing delighted you more than to have me tie my piece bags on your backs for burdens, give you hats and sticks and rolls of paper, and let you travel through the house from the cellar, which was the City of Destruction, up, up, to the housetop, where you had all the lovely things you could collect to make a Celestial City.
After some weeks the scraps of paper became little hard round balls, and when the pockets were filled he dumped them out upon the floor.
He has gone and taken the canoes and all the Indians with him," and he held out a paper on which was some scribbled writing.
I was ready, however, to make an agreement with him; I would set down on paper all that I remembered of Antonia if he would do the same.
John is a physician, and PERHAPS--(I would not say it to a living soul, of course, but this is dead paper and a great relief to my mind)--PERHAPS that is one reason I do not get well faster.
But at this question, Queequeg, who had twice or thrice before taken part in similar ceremonies, looked no ways abashed; but taking the offered pen, copied upon the paper, in the proper place, an exact counterpart of a queer round figure which was tattooed upon his arm; so that through Captain Peleg's obstinate mistake touching his appellative, it stood something like this: -- Quohog his mark.
By subscribing for the paper for five years I judge that a man might succeed in getting pretty much all of the story.
We done up the di'monds in a paper and put our names on it and put it in the keep of the hotel clerk, and told him not to ever let either of us have it again without the others was on hand to see it done; then we went down town, each by his own self--because I reckon maybe we all had the same notion.
Opening this piece of paper in the next pause, the counsel looked with great attention and curiosity at the prisoner.
She was cut out of paper, but she had on a dress of the finest muslin, with a scarf of narrow blue ribbon round her shoulders, fastened in the middle with a glittering rose made of gold paper, which was as large as her head.
There were jam pots and paper bags, and mountains of chopped grass from the mowing machine
I untied the knot and I found forty Spanish gold crowns with a paper written in Arabic, and at the end of the writing there was a large cross drawn.