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 Papal Slippers (The)Paper a House (To), 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Paper.
 
So called from the papy’rus 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.   1
 


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