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paper

1. n. a written document; written evidence supporting something. (Often with some.) Send me some paper. Let’s make this official.
2. n. a forged check. (see also paper-pusher, paper-hanger.) She was arrested for passing paper.
3. n. money. You don’t get the goods till I get the paper.
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Beside the path were paper trees, all cut out very neatly and painted a brilliant green color.
One of these paragraphs tells about a quarrel between the Czar of Russia and his eldest son, twenty-one and a half lines; and the other tells about the atrocious destruction of a peasant child by its parents, forty lines, or one-fifth of the total of the reading-matter contained in the paper.
There are things in that paper that nobody knows but me, or ever will.
Bucket, that I abstain from examining this paper myself.
De Witt, after having said some few words to Cornelius, the meaning of which the prying neighbour could not read in the movement of his lips, took from his breast pocket a white parcel, carefully sealed, which Boxtel, judging from the manner in which Cornelius received it, and placed it in one of the presses, supposed to contain papers of the greatest importance.
As my brother hesitated on the door-step, he saw another news vender approaching, and got a paper forthwith.
Paper him, as ye call it, set the hunt on him; and let honest, innocent folk show their faces in safety.
Reed and cloth came down to me, and I found another paper and a hundred crowns in gold, without any other coin.
Holmes moved the lamp, and we both bent over the sheet of paper, which showed by its ragged edge that it had indeed been torn from a book.
The moment I looked at my table, I was aware that someone had rummaged among my papers.
The person as this man has spoken of, was jeremiah's own twin brother; and he was here in the dead of the night, on the night when Arthur come home, and Jeremiah with his own hands give him this paper, along with I don't know what more, and he took it away in an iron box--Help
Then Father Brown, still keeping the paper in his hand, strode towards the conservatory, only to meet his medical friend coming back with a face of assurance and collapse.
He was forty-five then and already he had begun the practice of filling his pock- ets with the scraps of paper that became hard balls and were thrown away.
Here we found many more verses on many more sheets of paper in the same hand-writing.
When one thinks," said Caderousse, letting his hand drop on the paper, "there is here wherewithal to kill a man more sure than if we waited at the corner of a wood to assassinate him