Pounce paper
Pounce Pounce, n. [F. ponce pumice, pounce, fr. L. pumex, -icis, pumice. See {Pumice}.] 1. A fine powder, as of sandarac, or cuttlefish bone, -- formerly used to prevent ink from spreading on manuscript. [1913 Webster]

2. Charcoal dust, or some other colored powder for making patterns through perforated designs, -- used by embroiderers, lace makers, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Pounce box}, a box for sprinkling pounce.

{Pounce paper}, a transparent paper for tracing. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Pounce — Pounce, n. [F. ponce pumice, pounce, fr. L. pumex, icis, pumice. See {Pumice}.] 1. A fine powder, as of sandarac, or cuttlefish bone, formerly used to prevent ink from spreading on manuscript. [1913 Webster] 2. Charcoal dust, or some other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pounce box — Pounce Pounce, n. [F. ponce pumice, pounce, fr. L. pumex, icis, pumice. See {Pumice}.] 1. A fine powder, as of sandarac, or cuttlefish bone, formerly used to prevent ink from spreading on manuscript. [1913 Webster] 2. Charcoal dust, or some other …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pounce — Pounce, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pounded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pouncing}.] To sprinkle or rub with pounce; as, to pounce paper, or a pattern. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pounce (calligraphy) — Before the invention of blotting paper a fine powder, pounce, was sprinkled over wet ink to hasten drying. This powder is prepared from single substances such as finely ground salt, fine sand, and powdered soft minerals such as talc or soapstone …   Wikipedia

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  • pounce — pounce1 verb 1》 spring or swoop suddenly to catch or as if to catch prey. 2》 notice and take swift advantage of a mistake or sign of weakness. noun an act of pouncing. Derivatives pouncer noun Origin ME (denoting a tool for punching, later claw,… …   English new terms dictionary

  • pounce — I. /paʊns / (say powns) verb (pounced, pouncing) –verb (i) 1. to swoop down suddenly and lay hold, as a bird does on its prey. 2. to spring, dash, or come suddenly. –verb (t) 3. to seize with the talons. 4. to swoop down upon and seize suddenly,… …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Blotting paper — is a type of paper or other material which is used to absorb an excess of substance (such as ink or oil) from the surface of an object.Examples of its use include absorbing the excess ink left on parchment after writing with a fountain pen,… …   Wikipedia

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