carbon copy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n carbon copy a copy made with carbon paper
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • carbon copy originally, a copy of a document made by use of a carbon paper, but now used generally to refer to any copy of a document made by a mechanical process, such as xerographic copying.
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Usage

In literature:

So Martin unearthed a carbon copy of "Star-dust," and during the reading of it Brissenden chuckled, rubbed his hands, and forgot to sip his toddy.
"Martin Eden" by Jack London
He always made a carbon copy of his work.
"The Hunted Woman" by James Oliver Curwood
Carbon copies were made for filing in Rice's letter book after his death.
"True Stories of Crime From the District Attorney's Office" by Arthur Train
The carbon copy has the advantage of being easier to handle and better to write on.
"A Library Primer" by John Cotton Dana
The carbon copy can also be used later for comparison with the printed article.
"How To Write Special Feature Articles" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
I've been thinking that it might save time and trouble if, when I copied papers, I took an extra carbon copy for Fido.
"Flower of the Dusk" by Myrtle Reed
From her blouse she had drawn Eleanor's letter and the carbon copy of the letter which Mrs. Weatherbee had received.
"Jane Allen: Right Guard" by Edith Bancroft
I am reproducing some of these letters from carbon copies, initialed by Rodriguez, which were in his files.
"Secret Armies" by John L. Spivak
To waste it on second-hand, copycat, carbon-copy stuff?
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
He destroyed the carbon copy of that letter and looked at Una as serenely as ever.
"The Job" by Sinclair Lewis
The carbon copy remains permanently bound for the hospital record.
"Rules and regulations governing maternity hospitals and homes ... September, 1922" by California. State Board of Charities and Corrections
It was a carbon copy, with figures on it.
"Mask of Death" by Paul Ernst
In the twenty-two years I've lived with that carbon copy of myself, he's learned everything I know.
"Problem on Balak" by Roger D. Aycock
It was a carbon copy.
"The Red Mouse" by William Hamilton Osborne
A carbon copy of binding slips for periodicals should be made, to be kept at the library for charging purposes.
"Library Bookbinding" by Arthur Low Bailey
One great advantage is the making of carbon copies.
"Farm Mechanics" by Herbert A. Shearer
Very likely you have a carbon copy of your manuscript at home.
"Post-Impressions" by Simeon Strunsky
Anthony Trent settled himself at his typewriter and began looking over the carbon copy of the story he had just sold to Crosbeigh.
"Anthony Trent, Master Criminal" by Wyndham Martyn
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In news:

In a carbon copy of last month's Colonial Turf Cup (gr IIT).
He may have been an identical twin, but Kevin L Bowser , 45, was no carbon copy of his genetically significant other.
If Indy wanted a carbon copy of Peyton Manning, it made the right call in choosing the former Stanford Cardinal quarterback.
View this 2003 Chevy Silverado Ss Clone Carbon Copy Taillight Photo 6.
Since GM only made the SS trucks in extended-cab models, Karlo decided that he would buy a regular-cab 2003 Chevy Silverado and turn it into a carbon copy of an SS.
Those who expected the Apple app to be a lesser version of Android 's software are wrong -- but those expecting a carbon copy of the Android experience are also sorely mistaken.
It too is a carbon copy of similar buildings on other four-year campuses.
China's new carbon copy leaders.
This week is almost a carbon copy of the 2011 season for Marshall University football.
Carbon-copy Footloose remake doesn't quite cut the rug.
That's like getting a carbon copy of your obituary before you die.
Dear Tony Harris, Coach's Carbon Copy.
From what Jurgen Klinsmann has been telling people recently, failed negotiations with US Soccer for the head coaching job of the national team were a virtual carbon copy of the last edition, circa 2006.
With its open kitchen, black and white subway tiles, and French-inspired menu (steak frites, mussels, roast chicken), it's almost a carbon copy of the original.
Carbon copy is more like it.
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In science:

This event (Figure 14.6) was, in many respects, a carbon copy of the March 5 flare.
Soft Gamma Repeaters and Anomalous X-ray Pulsars: Magnetar Candidates
NGC 3242 is not exactly a carbon copy of NGC 7354, but it is the next best thing.
Rings and Halos in the Mid-Infrared: The Planetary Nebulae NGC 7354 and NGC 3242
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