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India paper

Definition of the noun india paper

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  1. a thin tough opaque paper used in fine books
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic word: paper = a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses


India paper is a type of paper which from 1875 has been based on bleached hemp and rag fibres, that produced a very thin, tough opaque white paper. It has a basis weight of 20 pounds, yet bulks 1,000 pages to the inch.

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Google previewThe Essential Dictionary of Desktop Publishing (2012)

by Geoffrey Fletcher

India paper Bible paper. Inferiors Small letters or figures printed below the level of the line of type, as in chemical formulae (e.g. U3O8). Also called subscript. See also superiors. Informal Layout pattern in which an approximate balance is ...

Google previewThe British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences (1809)

by William Nicholson

Pencilling is only used in the case of nicer work, such as the better imitations of the India paper. It is performed in the same manner as other paintings in water or varnish. It is sometimes used only to till the outlines already formed by printing, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Art of Printing (1841)

by William Savage

INDIA PAPER. This paper, which comes to us from China, is decidedly superior to any other paper for obtaining fine impressions from engravings. That which is used as the linings of tea chests is equal in quality to any, although some of it is ...

Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2001)

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

The India paper (or Oxford India paper) used for printing Bibles and high-class " thin paper " and " pocket " editions, is a very thin, tough, and opaque imitation of this. Indian. American Indians. Whea Columbus landed on one of the Bahamas ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

heading at top of: letterhead paper, Japanese art of folding: kirigami, origami paper, opaque thick printing: Bible paper, India paper paper, rough grainy feel of: pebble paper, strong yellow: manila paper paper, to reprocess: recycle paper, ...

Google previewAmerican Dictionary of Printing and Bookmaking (1894)

Containing a History of These Arts in Europe and America ...

India paper, being too thin to bear handling or any strain, is mounted ...

Google previewDictionary for Library and Information Science (2004)

by Joan M. Reitz

India paper and bible paper are used to reduce the bulk of a large volume. bulk lending The lending of a large volume of materials by one library to another, usually for a period of time longer than the normal borrowing period. Books published ...

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