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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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cardboardcard‧board1 /ˈkɑːdbɔːd $ ˈkɑːrdbɔːrd/ noun [uncountable]  cardboard.jpg Dstiff thick brown paper, used especially for making boxes a sheet of cardboard
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cardboardShe fed the little slips of cardboard one by one into its grinding jaws.By night it is lined with ragged figures, sleeping on cardboard or scraps of bubble-wrap.
Related topics: Daily life
cardboardcardboard2 adjective  1 Dmade from cardboard a cardboard box2 [only before noun]REAL/NOT IMAGINARY seeming silly and not real a romantic novel full of cardboard characters
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cardboardIn one street, the pavement is stacked with cardboard boxes of Toshiba television sets.Most of these romantic novels are full of cardboard characters.He put the papers into a cardboard folder and tied it with a red ribbon.The cedar lining that once protected fine cigars from deteriorating is equally efficacious at preserving cardboard rectangles from insect damage.Then there's the furniture, notably the super-curvy bentwood chairs for Knoll and the cardboard stuff for Vitra.Frank Gauci steps off the Callisto into the coldest winter ever clutching a cardboard suitcase.
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