English version

parchment in History topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishparchmentparch‧ment /ˈpɑːtʃmənt $ ˈpɑːr-/ noun  1 [uncountable]SHWRITE a material used in the past for writing on, made from the skin of a sheep or a goat2 [uncountable]PGRECORD thick yellow-white writing paper, sometimes used for official documents3 [countable]PGRECORD a document written on parchment
Examples from the Corpus
parchmentSo we put together a parchment scroll of information on various last names-we did it for about a dozen names.Where can I get parchment paper?They can see and handle parchment and paper.He undid the top and drew out a thick, yellowing roll of parchment.Some were open to reveal rolls of parchment spilling out on to the floor.Corbett crumpled the parchment into a ball and threw it angrily at the wall.A moth thudded into the parchment lampshade and blundered round, trying to escape.The clerks studied the parchment curiously.