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 for Wall paper
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
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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.
     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
     Paper blockade, an ineffective blockade, as by a weak naval
     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
     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
     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 :

  Wall \Wall\, n. [AS. weall, from L. vallum a wall, vallus a
     stake, pale, palisade; akin to Gr. ? a nail. Cf. Interval.]
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     1. A work or structure of stone, brick, or other materials,
        raised to some height, and intended for defense or
        security, solid and permanent inclosing fence, as around a
        field, a park, a town, etc., also, one of the upright
        inclosing parts of a building or a room.
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              The plaster of the wall of the King's palace. --Dan.
                                                    v. 5.
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     2. A defense; a rampart; a means of protection; in the
        plural, fortifications, in general; works for defense.
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              The waters were a wall unto them on their right
              hand, and on their left.              --Ex. xiv. 22.
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              In such a night,
              Troilus, methinks, mounted the Troyan walls. --Shak.
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              To rush undaunted to defend the walls. --Dryden.
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     3. An inclosing part of a receptacle or vessel; as, the walls
        of a steam-engine cylinder.
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     4. (Mining)
        (a) The side of a level or drift.
        (b) The country rock bounding a vein laterally. --Raymond.
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     Note: Wall is often used adjectively, and also in the
           formation of compounds, usually of obvious
           signification; as in wall paper, or wall-paper; wall
           fruit, or wall-fruit; wallflower, etc.
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     Blank wall, Blind wall, etc. See under Blank, Blind,
     To drive to the wall, to bring to extremities; to push to
        extremes; to get the advantage of, or mastery over.
     To go to the wall, to be hard pressed or driven; to be the
        weaker party; to be pushed to extremes.
     To take the wall. to take the inner side of a walk, that
        is, the side next the wall; hence, to take the precedence.
        "I will take the wall of any man or maid of Montague's."
     Wall+barley+(Bot.),+a+kind+of+grass+({Hordeum+murinum">Wall barley (Bot.), a kind of grass ({Hordeum murinum)
        much resembling barley; squirrel grass. See under
     Wall box. (Mach.) See Wall frame, below.
     Wall creeper (Zool.), a small bright-colored bird
        ({Tichodroma muraria) native of Asia and Southern Europe.
        It climbs about over old walls and cliffs in search of
        insects and spiders. Its body is ash-gray above, the wing
        coverts are carmine-red, the primary quills are mostly red
        at the base and black distally, some of them with white
        spots, and the tail is blackish. Called also spider
     Wall cress (Bot.), a name given to several low cruciferous
        herbs, especially to the mouse-ear cress. See under
     Wall frame (Mach.), a frame set in a wall to receive a
        pillow block or bearing for a shaft passing through the
        wall; -- called also wall box.
     Wall fruit, fruit borne by trees trained against a wall.
     Wall gecko (Zool.), any one of several species of Old World
        geckos which live in or about buildings and run over the
        vertical surfaces of walls, to which they cling by means
        of suckers on the feet.
     Wall lizard (Zool.), a common European lizard ({Lacerta
        muralis) which frequents houses, and lives in the chinks
        and crevices of walls; -- called also wall newt.
     Wall louse, a wood louse.
     Wall moss (Bot.), any species of moss growing on walls.
     Wall newt (Zool.), the wall lizard. --Shak.
     Wall paper, paper for covering the walls of rooms; paper
     Wall pellitory (Bot.), a European plant ({Parictaria
        officinalis) growing on old walls, and formerly esteemed
     Wall+pennywort+(Bot.),+a+plant+({Cotyledon+Umbilicus">Wall pennywort (Bot.), a plant ({Cotyledon Umbilicus)
        having rounded fleshy leaves. It is found on walls in
        Western Europe.
     Wall+pepper+(Bot.),+a+low+mosslike+plant+({Sedum+acre">Wall pepper (Bot.), a low mosslike plant ({Sedum acre)
        with small fleshy leaves having a pungent taste and
        bearing yellow flowers. It is common on walls and rocks in
        Europe, and is sometimes seen in America.
     Wall pie (Bot.), a kind of fern; wall rue.
     Wall piece, a gun planted on a wall. --H. L. Scott.
     Wall plate (Arch.), a piece of timber placed horizontally
        upon a wall, and supporting posts, joists, and the like.
        See Illust. of Roof.
     Wall rock, granular limestone used in building walls. [U.
        S.] --Bartlett.
     Wall rue (Bot.), a species of small fern ({Asplenium
        Ruta-muraria) growing on walls, rocks, and the like.
     Wall spring, a spring of water issuing from stratified
     Wall tent, a tent with upright cloth sides corresponding to
        the walls of a house.
     Wall wasp (Zool.), a common European solitary wasp
        ({Odynerus parietus) which makes its nest in the crevices
        of walls.
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