tracing paper

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tracing paper a semitransparent paper that is used for tracing drawings
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 97% of all paper money in the US contains traces of cocaine
    • Tracing paper 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:

But there's no trace of any such thing; and we looked at every blessed paper.
"The Woman in Black" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
Selecting some tracing-paper from among the things left by his father, the boy made a tracing from the plan he had been studying.
"Derrick Sterling" by Kirk Monroe
He had forgotten the paper on which her words to him were traced.
"The Genius" by Margaret Horton Potter
But no trace was there of the papers relating to the land grant.
"For the Liberty of Texas" by Edward Stratemeyer
To each had been tied a piece of coarse paper, and on each paper was rudely traced the likeness of a crab.
"Uncle Sam's Boys in the Philippines" by H. Irving Hancock
Even the State papers and business correspondence in which Southampton's career is traced are enlivened by references to his literary interests.
"A Life of William Shakespeare with portraits and facsimiles" by Sidney Lee
A tracing is among the miscellaneous papers given to St. John's.
"The Samuel Butler Collection at Saint John's College Cambridge" by Henry Festing Jones
The paper could then be folded in half and the line first made traced on the second half.
"Boys' Book of Model Boats" by Raymond Francis Yates
But although he had advertised for her in several Boston papers, he had not been able to get any trace of her.
"The Masked Bridal" by Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
The smoked paper on which a tracing can easily be made as it turns is like the soft wax cylinder.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
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In poetry:

Gladly would I all erase;
But along the lines of blue
You could still the failure trace
In the paper's darkened hue;
Though the words could not be seen,
You could trace where they had been.
"The Copy" by Joseph Horatio Chant

In news:

1 Trace envelope template on wrapping paper.
Lay a colorful store-bought cup top-side down on pretty paper and trace its outline.
After completing the driver side, a trace pattern was made on paper with a small piece of chalk.
Download the free pattern and trace onto tracing paper.
Her only illustration was Magnusson's "flimsy"—a tracing-paper sketch of the skylight 's essential structural element, later dubbed the "whalebone" (see p 20).
Two new scientific papers attempt to trace the story of life from a cloud in deep space to vents in the deep ocean.
Trace the outline of each frame onto Kraft paper and cut it out.
The term "food desert " is a relatively new one in public health policy, tracing to a 1995 paper from a government work group in Scotland.
1 Disassemble party hat, flatten, and trace on patterned paper.
Trace templates onto decorative paper and cut out.
Make a template using scrap paper, trace the template on floral-pattern paper, cut out, and attach using spray adhesive.
Trace the tag onto tracing paper and cut the tag from red card stock.
Cut the traced pattern out of the paper.
Using paper templates to create the desired shape and size, we traced the cutout onto a sheet of 3/16 steel and trimmed each plate out.
Trace your tins onto patterned decorative paper and then cut out the shapes (you will want to cut them to size, depending on how much you need for coverage or design).
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In science:

Throughout this paper we have tried to trace how these dual configurations are realised in flat space, AdS and finally pp-wave spacetimes.
Diagonal D-branes in product spaces and their Penrose limits
In all cases, they were unambiguously traced to residual spurious signal (see Paper I) and removed.
Searching for non-Gaussianity in the VSA data
Papers with many citations are, in general, likely to be more useful and interesting than those that sink without a trace.
Citation measures and impact within astronomy
Unless otherwise stated, B1950.0 names are used throughout this paper. 3 Due to the high dipole moment of the density tracing molecules (i.e.
Molecular fraction limits in damped Lyman-alpha absorption systems
The results of this paper will be used to construct a Jones-type trace on the Hecke algebra of type affine C , allowing us to non-recursively compute leading coefficients of certain Kazhdan–Lusztig polynomials.
Diagram calculus for a type affine $C$ Temperley--Lieb algebra, II
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