unsized

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unsized not fashioned to sizes; one size fits all" "unsized gloves"
    • adj unsized not having the surface treated or coated with sizing "unsized paper"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unsized Not sized or stiffened: as, unsized camlet.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unsized un-sīzd′ not sized or stiffened.
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Usage

In literature:

The demand for writing-paper is exceedingly small compared with the almost unlimited demand for unsized paper for printers.
"Eve and David" by Honore de Balzac
In its unsized state the paper is too absorbent for use, and it should be sized freshly as needed for work.
"Wood-Block Printing" by F. Morley Fletcher
Take unsized paper and apply a coat of varnish made of equal parts of Canada balsam and oil of turpentine.
"Practical Mechanics for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
If filter-paper is not at hand, soak unsized paper to a pulp.
"The Century Cook Book" by Mary Ronald
In the case of entirely clean, unsized paper, water alone is sufficient.
"The Invention of Lithography" by Alois Senefelder
Unsized paper is the best for producing starch edges because it quickly absorbs the moisture of the starch and color.
"The Progress of the Marbling Art" by Josef Halfer
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