What is another word for parchment?

Pronunciation: [pˈɑːt͡ʃmənt] (IPA)

Parchment is a high-quality writing material made of animal skin, typically sheep or goat. However, there are various alternatives to parchment that we can use in our daily lives. One possible synonym for parchment is vellum, which refers to a type of fine quality parchment made from calf skin. Another synonym for parchment is paper, which is a thin material made from cellulose used for writing or printing. Other possible synonyms for parchment include scroll, palimpsest, and manuscript. Each of these synonyms is unique and has different qualities that make them suitable for different tasks, but they all provide a similar feeling to parchment.

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    • Noun, singular or mass
      scroll.

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Usage examples for Parchment

His face resembled a piece of parchment, being much withered and wrinkled and dried up.
"Girls of the Forest"
L. T. Meade
One was a parchment of goodly proportions.
"Only One Love, or Who Was the Heir"
Charles Garvice
One is parchment-the other is paper.
"Only One Love, or Who Was the Heir"
Charles Garvice

Famous quotes with Parchment

  • Most certification today is pure 'credentialism.' It must begin to reflect our demand for excellence, not our appreciation of parchment.
    William John Bennett
  • The concepts of time and space reflect the significance of media to civilization. Media that emphasize time are those that are durable in character, such as parchment, clay, and stone. The heavy materials are suited to the development of architecture and sculpture. Media that emphasize space are apt to be less durable and light in character, such as papyrus and paper. The latter are suited to wide areas in administration and trade. The conquest of Egypt by Rome gave access to supplies of papyrus which became the basis of a large administration empire.
    Harold Innis
  • Oceans of horse-hair, continents of parchment, and learned-sergeant eloquence, were it continued till the learned tongue wore itself small in the indefatigable learned mouth, cannot make unjust just.
    Thomas Carlyle
  • Death, he remembered somebody saying once, was a kind of victory. To have lived a long good life, a life of prodigious pleasure and minimal misery, and then to die; that was to have won. To attempt to hang on forever risked ending up in some as-yet-unglimpsed horror future. What if you lived forever and all that had gone before, however terrible things had sometimes appeared to be in the past, however badly people had behaved to each other throughout history, was nothing compared to what was yet to come? Suppose in the great book of days that told the story of everything, all the gone, done past was merely a bright, happy introduction compared to the main body of the work, an unending tale of unbearable pain scraped in blood on a parchment of living skin? Better to die than risk that. Live well and then die, so that the you that is you now can never be again, and only tricks can re-create something that might think it is you, but is not.
    Iain Banks

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