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Paper

So called from the papyrus or Egyptian reed used at one time for the manufacture of a writing material. Bryan Donkin, in 1803, perfected a machine for making a sheet of paper to any required length.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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