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  • n  paper made from the papyrus plant by cutting it in strips and pressing it flat; used by ancient Egyptians and Greeks and Romans
  • n  tall sedge of the Nile valley yielding fiber that served many purposes in historic times
  • n  a document written on papyrus

  • This might not work with paper, but papyrus is tougher.
  • Last week episodes like these were half revealed, half suggested, in two papyrus leaves and one small papyrus scrap from a collection of Greek writings acquired in Egypt lately .
  • A 3,000-year-old papyrus fragment housed in a museum in Turin, Italy, recounts the trial of a thief who was caught in the Valley of the Kings.
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  • Time to scratch elusive tiger fish off bucket list
    An immense crocodile hissed and leaped into the murky Okavango River, parting the tall, wispy papyrus as it bolted for safety. My guide, a river Bushman, didn't seem to notice. He was intently looking at "nervous water," a thin break in the swift current...
    Aug. 7, 2013 - The Stockton Record
  • Papyrus: Digital pen and paper
    The Android app Papyrus is a good — and free — replacement for a pocket pad.
    Aug. 4, 2013 - Washington Post

  • James Billington in Atlantic Online
    We're ready to go back on the road and we're grateful for all the airplay our video's ['Papyrus Containing The Spell To Preserve Its Possessor Against Attacks From He Who Is In The Water'] been receiving on 'Headbanger's Ball'. It proves we picked... Karl Sanders Mar 14, 2008 72090 96423 papyrus The best-preserved data tends to be on stone steles and cuneiform tablets," Billington told me when I went to the library to hear about its recent attempts to solve the "digital preservation" problem. "Papyrus, vellum, parchment-all those...

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