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wove paper

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Pronunciation: /wəʊv
 
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Definition of wove paper in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Paper made on a wire-gauze mesh so as to have a uniform unlined surface. Compare with laid paper.
Example sentences
  • There he created a new form of paper mold, producing wove paper, the continued refinement of which was crucial to the evolution of watercolor painting in Britain.
  • Laid paper is formed on a surface made from thin parallel wires held together every inch or so by chain wires whilst wove paper is formed on a woven wire cloth.
  • If the print is on a thick wove paper, it is most probably a nineteenth century edition.

Origin

early 19th century: wove, variant of woven.

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