India paper

India paper
India In"di*a, n. [See {Indian}.] A country in Southern Asia; the two peninsulas of Hither and Farther India; in a restricted sense, Hither India, or Hindostan. [1913 Webster]

{India ink}, a nearly black pigment brought chiefly from China, used for water colors. It is in rolls, or in square, and consists of lampblack or ivory black and animal glue. Called also {China ink}. The true India ink is sepia. See {Sepia}.

{India matting}, floor matting made in China, India, etc., from grass and reeds; -- also called {Canton matting} or {China matting}.

{India paper}, a variety of Chinese paper, of smooth but not glossy surface, used for printing from engravings, woodcuts, etc.

{India proof} (Engraving), a proof impression from an engraved plate, taken on India paper.

{India rubber}. See {Caoutchouc}.

{India-rubber tree} (Bot.), any tree yielding caoutchouc, but especially the East Indian {Ficus elastica}, often cultivated for its large, shining, elliptical leaves. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • India paper — is a type of paper which from 1875 has been based on bleached hemp and rag fibres, that produced a very thin, tough opaque white paper. It has a basis weight of 20 pounds, yet bulks 1,000 pages to the inch. It became popular in particular for the …   Wikipedia

  • India paper — n. [after INDIA in generalized sense “Far East”] 1. a thin, absorbent paper made in China and Japan from vegetable fiber, used in taking proofs from engraved plates 2. a thin, strong, opaque paper used for printing Bibles, dictionaries, etc.:… …   English World dictionary

  • India paper — 1. a fine, thin, opaque paper made in the Orient, used chiefly in the production of thin paper editions and for impressions of engravings. 2. See Bible paper. [1760 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • India paper — noun Date: 1768 1. a thin absorbent paper used especially for proving inked intaglio surfaces (as steel engravings) 2. a thin tough opaque printing paper …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • India paper — noun 1》 soft, absorbent paper used for proofs of engravings. 2》 very thin, tough, opaque printing paper, used especially for Bibles …   English new terms dictionary

  • India paper — In′dia pa per n. fia a fine, thin, opaque paper used chiefly in the production of thin paper editions and for impressions of engravings …   From formal English to slang

  • India paper — /ˈɪndiə peɪpə/ (say indeeuh paypuh) noun 1. a thin, soft, absorbent paper originally made in Asia, used for impressions of engravings. 2. a thin, tough, opaque paper used in printing Bibles, prayer books, large reference works, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • india paper — n. 1 a soft absorbent kind of paper orig. imported from China, used for proofs of engravings. 2 a very thin tough opaque printing paper …   Useful english dictionary

  • India paper — thin but tough paper used in printing the bible and large reference works …   English contemporary dictionary

  • India paper — Тонкая печатная бумага …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

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