Tracing cloth

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tracing cloth specially prepared transparent cloth or paper, which enables a drawing or print to be clearly seen through it, and so allows the use of a pen or pencil to produce a facsimile by following the lines of the original placed beneath.
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Usage

In literature:

He stood a little time before each, carefully wiping off with a clean linen cloth the very slightest trace of mould.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
I carefully washed all traces of that terrible night from my clothes.
"Daring and Suffering:" by William Pittenger
It would be impossible to make tracings on their clothing.
"The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island" by Roger Thompson Finlay
Nor should the stitches be caught into the tracing cloth, but only rest upon it.
"Encyclopedia of Needlework" by Thérèse de Dillmont
Maxime, too, came back without having found any trace of the clothes.
"The works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 5 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant 1850-1893
The design is first traced on tracing cloth that is then underlaid with brown paper to hold it stiffly in place.
"The Art of Modern Lace Making" by The Butterick Publishing Co.
There were his clothes, but there was no other trace of him.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
For taking tracings from drawings tracing paper or tracing cloth is used.
"Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught" by Joshua Rose
She was shabbily dressed, with a trace of gentility in clothes and manner.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
With the utmost effort, and by pawning jewelry and clothes, the company gladly saw the last trace of Texas disappear over the horizon.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
The bundle containing Faith's clothing lay on the door-step, but there was no trace of her companion.
"A Little Maid of Ticonderoga" by Alice Turner Curtis
Some traces of dampness were visible on his clothing, but in the circumstances he had not fared so badly.
"The Trail to Yesterday" by Charles Alden Seltzer
We then venture a question about the sack-cloth, a trace of which was seen under his tunic sleeve.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
It had gone; no trace was left, not a tatter of cloth, not a spot of blood, nothing.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
He looked over his clothes for a trace of blood, and was thankful to find none.
"Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas" by Lloyd Osbourne
It bore traces of criminal violence and the clothing was in disorder.
"Criminal Man" by Gina Lombroso-Ferrero
The man did not escape without leaving some trace, without your noticing some part of his clothing.
"Marguerite de Valois" by Alexandre Dumas
The one thus revived from the power of death gazed on the cloth, and traced out for himself a plan of a beneficent life.
"Papers from Overlook-House" by Casper Almore
She was tracing with her finger a pattern on the cloth as she spoke.
"The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
She was tracing with her finger a pattern on the cloth as she spoke.
"The Four Corners of the World" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
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In poetry:

Wool, rope, cloth, old pipes
Gone, warped in service;
And the one herb of tobacco,
The herb of grace, the censer weed,
Of whorled, blue, finger-traced curves.
"Common Things" by Ivor Gurney
Then noble Lincoln, armed with might,
And clothed with honor, truth and right,
Stretched forth his hand, and took the quill,
And tracing it along the page,
He framed, with heaven-admiring skill,
The crowning feature of his age —
"The Triumph Of Liberty" by James Madison Bell

In news:

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These started with buttons that were sewn on clothing, and can be traced back as far as George Washington.
Tiny bits of DNA attach to cell phones, clothes, door knobs, and other surfaces, leaving a trace of the culprit at a crime scene.
Earlier this year, the detection of a lethal radioactive substance in biological traces on Arafat's clothing sparked a new investigation .
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JERUSALEM — The discovery of traces of a radioactive agent on clothing reportedly worn by Yasser Arafat in his final days reignited a cauldron of conspiracy theories Wednesday about the mysterious death of the longtime Palestinian leader.
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