blotting paper


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blotting paper

[′bläd·iŋ ‚pā·pər]
(materials)
An unsized paper used to absorb excess ink from penned letters or signatures; also used for other applications where a soft, spongy paper is required.
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STEP 3 Iron: Lay the garment on an ironing board, place a piece of blotting paper over the affected area and run a hot iron over it a few times to melt the wax.
I remember looking down into my pint to see if there were any telltale squares of blotting paper floating in it.
And remember, our skin acts like blotting paper absorbing everything around us.
I'll never forget wrestling with elemental forces when we had to grow a bean on blotting paper for delivery to the nature table .
Modern plaster can act like blotting paper soaking up moisture.
For example, the sudden dumping of news that we had to grow a bean on blotting paper for delivery to the nature table .
It hit the wing-collared dinner shirt like fresh blood on blotting paper.
For example, the sudden dumping of news that we've got to grow a bean on blotting paper for delivery to the nature table.
The drug is usually sold as a small square tablet of blotting paper or cardboard which has been dipped in the chemical.
I've learned that the Queen uses black blotting paper to prevent her secrets being revealed; that the Queen Mother could play the bongos; and that Princess Anne would have liked to have been a long-distance lorry driver (though I bet the lazy horse-faced cow would have made sure the job was on the Isle of Wight).
Brought in a jam jar, and, via some alchemy involving a tube of dampened blotting paper and an elastic band, possibly, set the bean in place to germinate - which brand new word we copied down from the blackboard very carefully indeed.