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porch muhnt

  • n  a superior paper resembling sheepskin
  • n  skin of a sheep or goat prepared for writing on

  • I had always enjoyed the kitchen, but now I would make pumpkin ravioli from scratch on Thursday and cook a black bass in parchment on Friday and bake an olive-oil cake on Saturday.
  • Death drops the parchment by Joe Bridle's pond; Joe hides it under his shirt.
  • Hunched over a swath of darkened and decomposing parchment with a powerful magnifying glass, they were barely able to discern a single letter.

  • Bill Evans in Carver Reporter
    Pianist Bill Evans added in the album's liner notes, "As the painter needs his framework of parchment, the improvising musical group needs its framework in time. Miles Davis presents here frameworks which are exquisite in their simplicity and yet...
  • Steve King in Radio Iowa
    It's actually set up on parchment paper in Old-English longhand writing script,King says. "It actually looks like the Declaration (of Independence) and it says a lot of things like the Declaration."
  • Barack Obama in CBS News
    These "words on a parchment," Obama explained, "would not be enough to deliver slaves from bondage, or provide men and women of every color and creed their full rights and obligations as citizens of the United States. What would be needed...

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