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
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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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