cardboard

Definitions

  • Cardboard Box Beds
    Cardboard Box Beds
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj cardboard without substance "cardboard caricatures of historical figures"
    • n cardboard a stiff moderately thick paper
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Cardboard Doll's House Cardboard Doll's House

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cardboard kärd"bōrd` A stiff compact pasteboard of various qualities, for making cards, etc., often having a polished surface.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cardboard A stiff kind of paper made by pasting together two or more thicknesses of paper, drying and pressing; a thin pasteboard.
    • n cardboard A thin board, with a short handle, 5 inches wide and 12 inches long, to which is fastened card-clothing for carding wool, cotton, and the like by hand.
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Usage

In literature:

New boards may be cut from a cardboard box of suitable size and thickness.
"The Book-Hunter at Home" by P. B. M. Allan
A large jam-pot covered with a cardboard lid does well as a receptacle of washings.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
Let this lay a few minutes to soak in and then after turning the ears right side out slip the cardboard ear forms into place.
"Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit" by Albert B. Farnham
As the maid moves about there is a loud knock at the cardboard door of the apartment.
"Behind the Beyond" by Stephen Leacock
His business was the manufacture on a large scale of cardboard boxes.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
As they let him come within challenging distance, they saw, pinned to his tunic, the green cardboard bar that identified him as a messenger.
"I Was a Teen-Age Secret Weapon" by Richard Sabia
Two photographic plates were placed face to face, separated by small pieces of cardboard at the corners.
"The Problems of Psychical Research" by Hereward Carrington
He dropped a cardboard cylinder into Mr. Clifford Brown's mailbox and began to sort out my letters.
"The Thing from the Lake" by Eleanor M. Ingram
I rang for the waiter and made him bring us a cardboard box.
"Lalage's Lovers" by George A. Birmingham
A large cardboard box lay open on the floor, it was filled with snow white lingerie.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
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In poetry:

People hurry by, for these are only shoes, and in a window, farther down,
is a big lotus bud of cardboard whose petals open every few minutes
and reveal a wax doll, with staring bead eyes and flaxen hair,
lolling awkwardly in its flower chair.
"Towns in Colour" by Amy Lowell

In news:

Michele Steele is joined by the Cardboard Connection's Ryan Cracknell to discuss the market for wrestling trading cards and collectibles.
Cardboard bicycle now for sale.
Izhar Gafni's cardboard bike design holds vast potential for third-world transportation.
20 cardboard bike may go into production soon.
Israeli entrepreneurs say they're about to take the cycling world by storm with their new bicycle made of recycled cardboard.
Israeli entrepreneurs expect their cardboard bicycle to take over the world market within five years.
Reuters is reporting that Israeli inventor Izhar Gafni has ironed out the flaws in a crazy scheme to bring bikes to the masses by making them out of cheap, recyclable, lightweight cardboard.
For About $20, Cardboard Bicycle Could 'Change The World,' Inventor Says.
Cardboard By Doug TenNapel Scholastic Books/Graphix Imprint, August 2012 978-0-545-41873-7, softcover.
A cardboard box is a poor substitute for a home.
Plastic women vs cardboard men.
Cardboard Challenge sparks imagination at Sunset Elementary.
Sunset students sit inside and next to the game they created during the Cardboard Challenge on Friday.
Hospitality House to host "Think Outside the Cardboard Box" contest and fundraiser.
Worldwide Cardboard Challenge comes to Minturn.
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In science:

Our goal is to develop a first suite of results that may be helpful towards a fuller algorithmic understanding of the several manufacturing problems that arise, e.g., in making three-dimensional cardboard and sheet-metal structures.
When Can You Fold a Map?
Our work differs from the prior work on sheet metal and cardboard bending in that the structures we are folding are ultimately “flat” in their folded states (all bend angles in the input crease pattern are ±180◦ , according to a mountainvalley assignment that is part of the input crease pattern).
When Can You Fold a Map?
Virtual Interactive Prototyping is a virtual reality prototyping method based on a project Sixth Sense and an existing prototyping method called Display Objects. A physical model is first made from Cardboard or Styrofoam in the actual size and shape of the equipment to be prototyped.
Modelling Gesture Based Ubiquitous Applications
In addition, the glasses themselves are heavy to wear (compared to plastic or even cardboard-framed glasses that other methods utilise) and can be quite expensive and fragile.
Future Directions in Astronomy Visualisation
The CSIRO Grassland Fire Spread Meter (CSIRO, 1997) is a cardboard circular slide rule that encapsulates the algorithms developed by Cheney et al. (1998) for fire spread in natural, grazed and eaten-out grassland pastures.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present 2: Empirical and quasi-empirical models
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