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paperback a book having a flexible paper cover. [2 definitions]
paper birch a North American birch with tough white paperlike bark that curls and peels easily from the tree.
paperboard a material made of paper pulp or layers of paper compressed into sheets; cardboard; pasteboard.
paperbound of a book, bound in paper; not hardcover; paperback.
paperboy a boy who delivers newspapers, usu. along a specified route.
paper clip a flexible wire or plastic clasp bent into loops, that holds papers together.
paper cutter a power-driven machine or hand-operated device used to cut or trim a quantity of paper.
paperer one who covers walls with paper; paperhanger.
papergirl a girl who delivers newspapers, usu. along a specified route.
paperhanger one who applies wallpaper to walls, esp. as an occupation. [2 definitions]
paper knife a knife with a long dull blade that is used to open mail or separate the uncut pages of a book.
paperless combined form of paper.
paper money currency in paper form, such as a dollar bill or bank note, that is issued by a government or its banks as legal tender.
paper nautilus an octopuslike mollusk, the female of which has a thin spiral shell in which she can dwell and lay eggs.
paper tiger a person, group, or nation that seems strong or powerful enough to pose a threat, but is actually weak or ineffectual; empty threat.
paper towel a small sheet of absorbent paper used primarily in the kitchen as a towel for wiping surfaces, cleaning up spills, and the like.
paperweight a small heavy object placed on top of papers to keep them from being moved by wind or accident.
paperwork routine written or clerical work that accompanies business or other transactions.
papery like paper; thin; light; flimsy.
papeterie a box of writing paper, envelopes, and other writing accessories.
papier-mâché a moldable substance, often used for decorations, that is made of pulped or shredded paper, glue, and other materials, and that is soft and pliable when wet but dries to become hard and stiff.