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 for wallpaper
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a decorative paper for the walls of rooms
      v 1: cover with wallpaper [syn: wallpaper, paper]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  21 Moby Thesaurus words for "wallpaper":
     board, brick, clapboard, face, glass, glaze, lath, paper, plank,
     revet, shake, sheathe, shingle, slate, stone, thatch, tile, veneer,
     wall in, wall up, weatherboard

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     1. A file containing a listing (e.g. assembly listing) or a
     transcript, especially a file containing a transcript of all
     or part of a login session.  (The idea was that the paper for
     such listings was essentially good only for wallpaper, as
     evidenced at Stanford, where it was used to cover windows).
     The term is now rare, especially since other systems have
     developed other terms for it (e.g. PHOTO on TWENEX).
     However, the Unix world doesn't have an equivalent term, so
     perhaps wallpaper will take hold there.  The term probably
     originated on ITS, where the commands to begin and end
     transcript files were ":WALBEG" and ":WALEND", with default
     file "WALL PAPER" (the space was a path delimiter).
     2. The background pattern used on graphical workstations under
     the Microsoft Windows graphical user interface to

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