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1. A thin, uncoated, delicate paper made of vegetable fiber, used especially for taking impressions of engravings.
2. A thin, strong, opaque printing paper used for reference books and Bibles. In this sense, also called Bible paper.
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1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a thin soft opaque printing paper made in the Orient
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) another name (not in technical usage) for Bible paper
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a fine, thin, opaque paper used chiefly in the production of thin-paper editions and for impressions of engravings.
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