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on·ion·skin

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

(ˈʌnjənˌskɪn)
n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a glazed translucent paper
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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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These were all typed manuscripts we read--there were no word processors or digital files at that time, and if a writer wanted copies of a manuscript, that meant either typing with carbons so as to have a blurry copy on "onionskin" or other translucent paper, or perhaps expensive copying.
The concentric lamellar deposition of collagen creates the characteristic onionskin appearance.
The paper, translucent, was made of onionskin, she said.
He got cues from the characteristics of onionskin paper for how he should mediate between the reflective and constructionist functions of language.
The characteristic whorled "onionskin" collagenous tissue that is usually observed in the late stage on T2-weighted MRI scan was not seen.
I put together some paper cartridges consisting of a nitrated onionskin wrapper, Lyman 557489 460-grain conical projectile and 60 grains of Goex FFg blackpowder.
I recall it had a lot of underlining, notes in the margins, and even some interleaving of onionskin pages, with comments especially from F.
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.
As she, Eunice Park, emotionally and financially destroys the protagonist, Lenny Abramov, Shteyngart drives the plot through national and global apocalypse and personal and political tragedy that was always already all about 'him.' As the cultured, bookish, egotistically self-hating Lenny lives out his three-point plan to seduce Eunice using a Chekhov novella as his guide, the shallowness of Eunice's world--all social networking, personal rating, credit ranking and clothes buying--is laid bare, just as she is, first through her obsession with revealing underwear and then through the peeling away of her onionskin jeans with their 'rigid, empty skins' (Super Sad, p207).
When it finally arrived I saw a sheaf of typewritten pages on onionskin, double-spaced, with a number of small edits and additions made in blue ink.