Paper is a thin material mainly used for writing upon, printing upon, drawing or for packaging. It is produced by pressing together moist fibers, typically cellulose pulp derived from wood, rags or grasses, and drying them into flexible sheets.
Paper is a versatile material with many uses. Whilst the most common is for writing and printing upon, it is also widely used as a packaging material, in many cleaning products, in a number of industrial and construction processes, and even as a food ingredient – particularly in Asian cultures.
Paper, and the pulp papermaking process, was said to be developed in China during the early 2nd century AD by the Han court eunuch Cai Lun, although the earliest archaeological fragments of paper derive from the 2nd century BC in China.
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... Lumber and paper, as well as agriculture in general, were important early industries, but for many decades Brainerd remained a railroad town in the 1920s ... The Northwest Paper Company built Brainerd's first paper mill in 1903 and with the steady increase in tourism since the early 20th century the paper and service industries have become Brainerd's ... The town's coating mill was sold by Potlatch to Missota Paper in 2003 and then by Missota Paper to Wausau Paper in 2004 ...
... Filter paper is a semi-permeable paper barrier placed perpendicular to a liquid or air flow ...
... Like their paper counterparts, "postcards" use visual art (static or animated images or video) and provide a space for a personal note to be added ... Like their paper counterparts, cyber "greeting cards" provide a greeting along with the visual art ... Variations range from e-cards with fixed greetings like a paper card to selectable greetings (from drop-down lists or other selection options) to changeable suggested greetings ...
... Racetrack is a paper and pencil game of unknown origins, played by two or more players ... known under names such as Vector formula, Vector rally, Vector race, Graph racers, PolyRace, Paper and pencil racing, or the Graph paper race game ... Racetrack is played on a squared sheet of paper ...
... Chancellor said "I thought we were joining a serious paper." The first edition was overseen by Nicholas Thirkell and implemented by Michael Crozier ... second section was subsumed within the main paper, double-page feature articles became common in the main news pages, and there were revisions to front and back covers ... Three weeks after the acquisition of the paper by Alexander Lebedev and Evgeny Lebedev in 2010, the paper was relaunched with another redesign on 20 April ...
Famous quotes containing the word paper:
“The hand that signed the paper felled a city;
Five sovereign fingers taxed the breath,
Doubled the globe of dead and halved a country;
These five kings did a king to death.”
—Dylan Thomas (19141953)
“The fate of the country does not depend on how you vote at the polls,the worst man is as strong as the best at that game; it does not depend on what kind of paper you drop into the ballot- box once a year, but on what kind of a man you drop from your chamber into the street every morning.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“The technological landscape of the present day has enfranchised its own electoratesthe inhabitants of marketing zones in the consumer goods society, television audiences and news magazine readerships... vote with money at the cash counter rather than with the ballot paper at the polling booth.”
—J.G. (James Graham)