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on·ion·skin

 (ŭn′yən-skĭn′)
n.
A thin, strong, translucent paper.

onionskin

(ˈʌnjənˌskɪn)
n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a glazed translucent paper

on•ion•skin

(ˈʌn yənˌskɪn)

n.
a thin, lightweight, translucent glazed paper, used esp. for making carbon copies.
[1875–80, Amer.]
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Noun1.onionskin - a thin strong lightweight translucent paper used especially for making carbon copiesonionskin - a thin strong lightweight translucent paper used especially for making carbon copies
typewriter paper, typing paper - writing paper suitable for use in a typewriter
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He got cues from the characteristics of onionskin paper for how he should mediate between the reflective and constructionist functions of language.
Amid a sea of peripheral characters and references to well-known historical figures (Gorbanevskaya, Solzhenitsyn, Sakharov) and period details (the onionskin paper used to type illicit manuscripts, the homemade high-calorie cookies baked for political prisoners that were smuggled into labor camps in care packages), the stories of Ilya, Sanya, and Mikha stand out less effectively.
He had filled three pages of onionskin paper with this drivel about Mahnoor.
We also practiced reversing and changing typewriter ribbons, a messy affair, making carbon copies on onionskin paper, using a narrow strip of powdery white correction tape on our mistakes or, better, a typewriter eraser, a nifty little rubber wheel that sported a bristle-brush goatee on its metal frame.