Tracing cloth
Tracing Tra"cing, n. 1. The act of one who traces; especially, the act of copying by marking on thin paper, or other transparent substance, the lines of a pattern placed beneath; also, the copy thus producted. [1913 Webster]

2. A regular path or track; a course. [1913 Webster]

{Tracing cloth}, {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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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