Paper

So called from the papyrus or Egyptian reed used at one time for the manufacture of a writing material. Bryan Donkin, in 1803, perfected a machine for making a sheet of paper to any required length.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Paper from Fact Monster:

  • paper - paper paper, thin, flat sheet or tissue made usually from plant fiber but also from rags and other ...
  • Plagiarism - What is and what is not plagiarism
  • The Top Ten: Daily Newspapers in the United States - December 17 - 24 Daily Newspapers in the United States (By circulation, as of March 31, 2006.) Rank ...
  • Recycling Facts - Recycling facts for paper, steel, plastic, aluminum, and more.
  • commercial paper - commercial paper commercial paper, type of short-term negotiable instrument, usually an unsecured ...

Related Content