papyrus

Part of speech: noun

The writing - paper of the ancient Egyptians, or plant from which it was made.

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Usage examples "papyrus":

  1. As the grain ran differently on the two surfaces of the papyrus sheet, only one side was written on. - "The Booklover and His Books", Harry Lyman Koopman.
  2. Only a few tattered fragments of the New Testament written on papyrus are still extant. - "Studies from Court and Cloister", J.M. Stone.
  3. In his hand he carried an arrow and a strip of papyrus. - "The Scarlet Banner", Felix Dahn.