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Office supplies and other stationery

acetate

noun

a transparency that you write on and place on an overhead projector

binder

noun

a hard cover that holds loose papers together

blotter

noun

a piece of special thick paper that you use for drying the ink when you have just finished writing with a fountain pen

blotter

noun

a large piece of this type of paper that is kept flat on a desk, sometimes within a frame

blotting paper

noun

special thick paper that you use for drying the ink when you have just finished writing with a fountain pen

business card

noun

a small card that has a person’s name on it, as well as the address, telephone number, and e-mail address of the company that they work for

carbon

noun

a piece of carbon paper

carbon paper

noun

very thin black or blue paper that you place between two pieces of paper in order to copy your writing from the top piece onto the bottom piece

card

noun

a small piece of thick stiff paper with your name, your job, and the name of your company printed on it

card

noun

a piece of thick stiff paper on which you record information about something

card

noun

a piece of thick stiff paper with printed information on it, usually part of a set

clipboard

noun

a small board that you can attach papers to, so that you can write on them easily while you are moving around

correction fluid

noun

a white liquid used for covering the mistakes in a piece of writing

date stamp

noun

an object used for printing the date on a document, or the date that is printed

drawing pin

noun

a thumbtack

envelope

noun

a flat paper case for a letter or document, with a part that you stick down to close it before you write an address on it and send it through the mail

eraser

noun

a piece of rubber used for removing marks on paper made by a pencil or pen

folder

noun

a thin flat container for sheets of paper, usually consisting of a large folded piece of heavy paper

folio

noun

a loose page or sheet of paper

graph paper

noun

paper that has small squares printed on it, used for drawing graphs

headed

adjective

headed paper has the name and address of a person or organization printed at the top

index card

noun

one of a set of small cards on which you write information

ink pad

noun

a thick piece of material that contains ink, used for putting ink on a rubber stamp

jotter

noun

a notebook

mailer

noun

a box or large envelope used for mailing something

meishi

noun

a Japanese business card

mount

noun

a piece of stiff paper or card on which you attach a picture, photograph, etc.

notepad

noun

several sheets of paper joined together along one edge, used for writing notes

paper clip

noun

a small piece of bent wire used for holding pieces of paper together

paperweight

noun

a small heavy object that you put on top of pieces of paper to keep them in place

parchment

noun

thick pale yellow paper

pencil sharpener

noun

an object with a blade inside, used for making a pencil sharper

Post-it

a small piece of colored paper with a sticky substance on the back that is used for writing notes and temporarily sticking them on other papers and surfaces

ring binder

noun

a hard cover with metal rings inside that pass through special holes in sheets of paper to keep them together

Rolodex

a set of cards attached on a roll that you write information on, for example addresses and telephone numbers

rubber

noun

an eraser

rubber stamp

noun

a small object with a piece of rubber on one end that is used for printing something on a piece of paper

sae

noun

an sase

SASE

noun

self-addressed stamped envelope: an envelope with your name, address, and a stamp on it that you give to someone so that they can easily send you something

stamp

noun

a small tool with a pattern or writing on one side that you press into ink and use for printing a mark on paper

staple

noun

a small piece of wire that you press through pieces of paper with a small object called a stapler so that the ends of the wire bend over and fasten the pieces of paper together

staple

noun

a small piece of metal shaped like a U with pointed ends that you force into a surface to hold something in place

stapler

noun

a small object used for fastening pieces of paper with a staple

stationery

noun

paper used for writing letters, often with the name of a company on it, and envelopes that match

stationery

noun

pens, paper, envelopes, pencils, and other things used for writing

tablet

noun

a set of sheets of paper for writing on that are fastened together at one edge

tack

noun

a short pin with a large, round top that you can use to fix a piece of paper to a surface temporarily, for example to show public notices. The usual British word is drawing pin.

thumbtack

noun

a short pin with a flat round top, used especially for fastening papers to walls

tracing paper

noun

transparent paper through which you trace an image

transparency

noun

a sheet of plastic with writing or pictures on it that you shine light through in order to show the writing or pictures on a large screen

window

noun

a part of some envelopes that you can see through in order to read the address printed on the letter

Wite-Out

a white liquid used for covering mistakes in writing, typing, etc.

property porn

a type of television programme, magazine article, etc which shows off desirable homes …

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damsel

an old word for a young woman who is not married

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a type of design used on the web which excludes features which give a three-dimensional effect … and uses simple styles

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