Synonyms for parchment

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He lifted Dennet on his shoulder, and bade her wave her parchment.

Know then that for every parchment in England there are twenty in France.

"I can see now that it is even so," said John, examining the parchment again.

His parchment face crackled with an almost tender complacency.

I mind the time when her yellow arms were naught but bone and parchment.

His king gave him letters on parchment to take to King Iobates of Lycia.

Right under the 1748 of the parchment, stood on the vellum cover 1747.

My old experience with parchment in the mending of my uncle's books came to my aid.

It was of parchment, much thinner than the others, which were of vellum.

The door was closed, and the parchment of the window hid the interior.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, parchemin (c.1200 as a surname), from Old French parchemin (11c., Old North French parcamin), from Late Latin pergamena "parchment," noun use of adjective (as in pergamena charta, Pliny), from Late Greek pergamenon "of Pergamon," from Pergamon "Pergamum" (modern Bergama), city in Mysia in Asia Minor where parchment supposedly first was adopted as a substitute for papyrus, 2c. B.C.E. Possibly influenced in Vulgar Latin by Latin parthica (pellis) "Parthian (leather)." Altered in Middle English by confusion with nouns in -ment and by influence of Medieval Latin collateral form pergamentum.

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