onionskin paper


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onionskin paper

[′ən‚yən‚skin ′pā·pər]
(materials)
A lightweight, durable bond paper; usually quite translucent, resembling the dry outer skin of an onion; used for duplicate typewriter copies and in interleaving order books.
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She was careful not to step on the McCall's sewing pattern she had been working on the night before; swatches of puzzle-shaped fabric pinned to onionskin paper were laid about the floor.
A hand-corrected Ralph Ellison manuscript on onionskin paper or a Phyllis Wheatley first edition, both acquisitions of AARL (wwmaf.
I can still recall the wonder I felt In reading those slightly overlong sheets of filmy onionskin paper, typed with a manual typewriter.