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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Though borne of utility, the blotting paper creates an ephemeral or paratextual trace of the manuscript.
Only a little thing, but, at the same time, such a big thing - the daily measuring, the daily watering (on no account let the blotting paper dry out, children!) the daily buzz of being an integral part of magic in the making, of turning root and shoot - both of which, incredibly, knew EXACTLY which direction to make for - into our very own tiny bean plants, our joy and pride in which knew no bounds.
Guy or gal, blotting papers are the nifty way to absorb excess oil on the face.
We had to hold our arms out straight, have two cracks on each hand, and then go to our classroom and try to write with the old-fashioned pens and ink wells and blotting paper.
The team set up a triage system to sort through the artefacts, and immediately began work on trying to reduce the moisture in the most badly damaged pieces with large sheets of blotting paper and dehumidifiers.
When collared, he asked for 271 paperclips and blotting paper to be taken into consideration.
Just like blotting paper, the tissue sucks the venom through this canal.
It's no wonder so many cricketers go in for that treatment where boffins plant hair-seeds on a bald pate before watching it grow like cress on damp blotting paper.
For the seeds of many forest species, several different substrates have been tested in germination trials, such as charcoal, vermiculite, rag, paper towel, filter paper, blotting paper, vegetal soil-sand, among others (ANDRADE et al., 1999).
But these advances are only a small evolutionary step from the world's first battery designed by Alessandro Volta in 1800 using layers of metal and blotting paper soaked in salt water.
Burnham plans to leave the documents out to dry on blotting paper. Once they are dry, they will be sent to document specialists for preservation.
The ink was in a large bottle which, for pouring purposes, was wrapped in green blotting paper which was also used to soak up spillage.