oilpaper oilpaper

Definition(s):

  • (n) paper that has been made translucent and waterproof by soaking in oil

Usage(s):

  1. The first few sessions under a bangasa, which is fashioned of oilpaper and bamboo, are as heady as a day in a glue factory; but the smell of varnish soon fades, and what is left .
  2. In China, where thousands of unpaid soldiers wander around with oilpaper umbrellas (their only tents), stealing handfuls of rice and waiting for their officers to be bribed .
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