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papyrus

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papyruspa‧py‧rus /pəˈpaɪrəs/ noun (plural papyruses or papyri /-raɪ/)  1 [uncountable]HBP a plant like grass that grows in water2 [countable, uncountable]SHTC a type of paper made from papyrus and used in ancient Egypt, or a piece of this paper
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papyrusHe remembered the floggings which, when he was a student, had followed the botching of a papyrus.Speech became eternal, thanks to certain marks on stone and clay and papyrus.It was hurriedly written on a scrap of papyrus which had been used and scraped clean several times before.Waterfowl and stylized papyrus flowers recur, as do simplified outlines of chariots.The contents of the papyrus are a commentary on the mythical poetry of Orpheus.Thus, we see a two-fold dimension within the view of the papyrus.We could see the moon over the papyrus swamps.
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