blotting paper

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n blotting paper absorbent paper used to dry ink
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Blotting paper pā`pẽr A kind of thick, bibulous, unsized paper, used to absorb superfluous ink from a freshly written manuscript, and thus prevent blots.
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Usage

In literature:

I was so careless as to blot the paper; do you wish to examine that?
"The Bondwoman" by Marah Ellis Ryan
Sunny had dropped his pen and made a blot on his paper.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
It makes a blot on your paper.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
But already Cassy had covered her with her blotting-paper look.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
The paper had grown yellow since it was blotted with the tears of a woman he had once loved.
"The Old Countess; or, The Two Proposals" by Ann S. Stephens
Be resolved to use blotting-paper, or a piece of rag, instead of your lips, to dry the brush.
"The Elements of Drawing" by John Ruskin
I sit here at my desk, pen in hand, and trace figures on the blotting-paper, and wonder how much I understood at that time.
"The Passionate Friends" by Herbert George Wells
I brought my clinched hand down upon the broker's blue blotting-paper, and laid my heavy head upon it.
"The Gates Between" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Many of their papers were, no doubt, more blotted with their wine than their ink.
"Calamities and Quarrels of Authors" by Isaac Disraeli
The salt is dried upon blotting paper, and purified by repeated solution and crystallization.
"Elements of Chemistry," by Antoine Lavoisier
The convict pulled out the top sheet of blotting-paper, and reversed it against the light.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
The weight need not be very heavy and the blotting-paper should frequently be renewed.
"What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Then I dried it with a piece of blotting-paper.
"Eyes Like the Sea" by Mór Jókai
My father's last letter, owing to the use of a quill pen and the neglect of blotting-paper, was hopelessly illegible.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
M. de Fontelle advises the use of blotting paper from which a hole, a little larger than the spot, has been cut.
"Book Repair and Restoration" by Mitchell Buck
Pieces of blotting-paper fluttered out in the fall and floated under the desks.
"Loyal to the School" by Angela Brazil
As he was restless one day, his mother gave him a piece of blotting paper and a pencil to play with.
"The Death-Blow to Spiritualism" by Reuben Briggs Davenport
The amount of blotting-paper used by boys is prodigious.
"John Bull, Junior" by Max O'Rell
BLOTTING-PAPER, soft and thick, several sheets, to dry the plate, as will be seen hereafter.
"A Treatise on Etching" by Maxime Lalanne
The leg is skinned, dried with blotting paper, and weighed.
"The Mechanism of Life" by Stéphane Leduc
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In poetry:

But could my kind engross me? No!
Stern Art-what sons escape her?
Soon I was drawing Gladstone's nose
On scraps of blotting paper.
"On the Disastrous Spread of Aestheticism in all Classes" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Mary, never on these pages
Let there be a single line,
Be it beau's, or bard's, or sage's,
That shall aught unholy speak,
Or blot the paper's virgin cheek,
Or bring a blush o'er thine.
"For The Album of Miss Mary G. M--" by John Pierpont
Great BIRKBECK, king of chips and glue,
Who paper oft does blot in town,
From the Mechanics' Institu-
tion, comes to prate of wedge and screw,
Lever and axle, at the U-
—niversity we've Got in town.
"Stinkomalee Triumphans" by Richard Harris Barham
It further seemed a work uncommon light
For one like you, a casual civilian,
To order half a hemisphere to fight
And slaughter one another by the million,
While you yourself, a paper Galahad,
Spilt ink for blood upon a blotting-pad.
"To Mr. William Watson" by Sir Owen Seaman

In news:

Blot the steaks dry with a paper towel and sprinkle the top with salt and pepper.
Sephora Collection Bamboo Charcoal Blotting Papers.
Blot dry with paper towels.
Which Blotting Paper Works the Best.
Which Blotting Paper Works the Best.
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In science:

The paper reports several experiments using different techniques including northern blotting, yeast two hybrid and electrophoretic mobility shift assays.
ppiTrim: Constructing non-redundant and up-to-date interactomes
Blot in his series of papers [1–4] applied variational method to establish the existence of weak almost periodic solutions for systems in Em .
Existence theorem for weak quasiperiodic solutions of Lagrangian systems on Riemannian manifolds
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