onionskin onionskin


  • (n) a thin strong lightweight translucent paper used especially for making carbon copies


  1. The rebel chieftain regarded it amusedly, unscrewed the cap, took out a typed onionskin message from Fidelistas in Santiago de Cuba and read it, humming and rocking.
  2. Film negatives and copy written on onionskin paper are placed in aluminum capsules, fastened to the birds' backs with elastic.
  3. Second prize: an inch-square scrap of onionskin paper bearing complete summaries, in three colors of ink, of three subjects.


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