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 for Paper nautilus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Paper \Pa"per\ (p[=a]"p[~e]r), n. [F. papier, fr. L. papyrus
     papyrus, from which the Egyptians made a kind of paper, Gr.
     pa`pyros. Cf. Papyrus.]
     1. A substance in the form of thin sheets or leaves intended
        to be written or printed on, or to be used in wrapping. It
        is made of rags, straw, bark, wood, or other fibrous
        material, which is first reduced to pulp, then molded,
        pressed, and dried.
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     2. A sheet, leaf, or piece of such substance.
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     3. A printed or written instrument; a document, essay, or the
        like; a writing; as, a paper read before a scientific
        society.
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              They brought a paper to me to be signed. --Dryden.
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     4. A printed sheet appearing periodically; a newspaper; a
        journal; as, a daily paper.
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     5. Negotiable evidences of indebtedness; notes; bills of
        exchange, and the like; as, the bank holds a large amount
        of his paper.
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     6. Decorated hangings or coverings for walls, made of paper.
        See Paper hangings, below.
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     7. A paper containing (usually) a definite quantity; as, a
        paper of pins, tacks, opium, etc.
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     8. A medicinal preparation spread upon paper, intended for
        external application; as, cantharides paper.
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     9. pl. Documents establishing a person's identity, or status,
        or attesting to some right, such as the right to drive a
        vehicle; as, the border guard asked for his papers.
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     Note: Paper is manufactured in sheets, the trade names of
           which, together with the regular sizes in inches, are
           shown in the following table. But paper makers vary the
           size somewhat.
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     Note: In the manufacture of books, etc., a sheet, of whatever
           size originally, is termed, when folded once, a folio;
           folded twice, a quarto, or 4to; three times, an octavo,
           or 8vo; four times, a sextodecimo, or 16mo; five times,
           a 32mo; three times, with an offcut folded twice and
           set in, a duodecimo, or 12mo; four times, with an
           offcut folded three times and set in, a 24mo.
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     Note: Paper is often used adjectively or in combination,
           having commonly an obvious signification; as, paper
           cutter or paper-cutter; paper knife, paper-knife, or
           paperknife; paper maker, paper-maker, or papermaker;
           paper mill or paper-mill; paper weight, paper-weight,
           or paperweight, etc.
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     Business paper, checks, notes, drafts, etc., given in
        payment of actual indebtedness; -- opposed to
        accommodation paper.
  
     Fly paper, paper covered with a sticky preparation, -- used
        for catching flies.
  
     Laid paper. See under Laid.
  
     Paper birch (Bot.), the canoe birch tree ({Betula
        papyracea).
  
     Paper blockade, an ineffective blockade, as by a weak naval
        force.
  
     Paper boat (Naut.), a boat made of water-proof paper.
  
     Paper car wheel (Railroad), a car wheel having a steel
        tire, and a center formed of compressed paper held between
        two plate-iron disks. --Forney.
  
     Paper credit, credit founded upon evidences of debt, such
        as promissory notes, duebills, etc.
  
     Paper hanger, one who covers walls with paper hangings.
  
     Paper hangings, paper printed with colored figures, or
        otherwise made ornamental, prepared to be pasted against
        the walls of apartments, etc.; wall paper.
  
     Paper house, an audience composed of people who have come
        in on free passes. [Cant]
  
     Paper money, notes or bills, usually issued by government
        or by a banking corporation, promising payment of money,
        and circulated as the representative of coin.
  
     Paper mulberry. (Bot.) See under Mulberry.
  
     Paper muslin, glazed muslin, used for linings, etc.
  
     Paper nautilus. (Zool.) See Argonauta.
  
     Paper reed (Bot.), the papyrus.
  
     Paper sailor. (Zool.) See Argonauta.
  
     Paper stainer, one who colors or stamps wall paper. --De
        Colange.
  
     Paper wasp (Zool.), any wasp which makes a nest of
        paperlike material, as the yellow jacket.
  
     Paper weight, any object used as a weight to prevent loose
        papers from being displaced by wind, or otherwise.
  
     on paper.
        (a) in writing; as, I would like to see that on paper.
        (b) in theory, though not necessarily in paractice.
        (c) in the design state; planned, but not yet put into
            practice.
  
     Parchment paper. See Papyrine.
  
     Tissue paper, thin, gauzelike paper, such as is used to
        protect engravings in books.
  
     Wall paper. Same as Paper hangings, above.
  
     Waste paper, paper thrown aside as worthless or useless,
        except for uses of little account.
  
     Wove paper, a writing paper with a uniform surface, not
        ribbed or watermarked.
  
     paper tiger, a person or group that appears to be powerful
        and dangerous but is in fact weak and ineffectual.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nautilus \Nau"ti*lus\, n.; pl. E. Nautiluses, L. Nautili.
     [L., fr. Gr. nayti`los a seaman, sailor, a kind of shellfish
     which was supposed to be furnished with a membrane which
     served as a sail; fr. nay^s ship. See Nave of a church.]
     1. (Zool.) The only existing genus of tetrabranchiate
        cephalopods. About four species are found living in the
        tropical Pacific, but many other species are found fossil.
        The shell is spiral, symmetrical, and chambered, or
        divided into several cavities by simple curved partitions,
        which are traversed and connected together by a continuous
        and nearly central tube or siphuncle. See
        Tetrabranchiata.
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     Note: The head of the animal bears numerous simple tapered
           arms, or tentacles, arranged in groups, but not
           furnished with suckers. The siphon, unlike, that of
           ordinary cephalopods, is not a closed tube, and is not
           used as a locomotive organ, but merely serves to
           conduct water to and from the gill cavity, which
           contains two pairs of gills. The animal occupies only
           the outer chamber of the shell; the others are filled
           with gas. It creeps over the bottom of the sea, not
           coming to the surface to swim or sail, as was formerly
           imagined.
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     2. The argonaut; -- also called paper nautilus. See
        Argonauta, and Paper nautilus, under Paper.
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     3. A variety of diving bell, the lateral as well as vertical
        motions of which are controlled, by the occupants.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Argonauta \Ar`go*nau"ta\, n. (Zool.)
     A genus of Cephalopoda. The shell is called paper nautilus
     or paper sailor.
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     Note: The animal has much resemblance to an Octopus. It has
           eight arms, two of which are expanded at the end and
           clasp the shell, but are never elevated in the air for
           sails as was formerly supposed. The creature swims
           beneath the surface by means of a jet of water, like
           other cephalopods. The male has no shell, and is much
           smaller than the female. See Hectocotylus.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  paper nautilus
      n 1: cephalopod mollusk of warm seas whose females have delicate
           papery spiral shells [syn: paper nautilus, nautilus,
           Argonaut, Argonauta argo]

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