cardboards

[ kahrd-bawrd, -bohrd ]SEE DEFINITION OF cardboards
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CARDBOARDS

Or curses on me that I could so suddenly invent such picturesque love affairs that Lena forgot all about cardboards.

He tucked his cardboards carefully into his locker and followed her up the ward firing repartee.

He then went on to relate several experiments he had made with pieces of cardboards, with different words marked upon them.

They were always at work, both of them—the mother at the stove, and the father at the cardboards.

Little mining hamlets composed of matchbox houses cling to the face of the precipice like cardboards stuck on a nail.

On the cardboards was marked over each row of four kernels the number of the ear from which they came.

WORD ORIGIN

1848, from card (n.) + board (n.1). Figurative sense is from 1893. An earlier word for the same stuff was card paper (1777).