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A document that is filed or introduced in evidence in a lawsuit, as in the phrases papers in the case and papers on appeal.

Any written or printed statement, including letters, memoranda, legal or business documents, and books of account, in the context of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which protects the people from unreasonable searches and seizures with respect to their "papers" as well as their persons and houses.

In the context of accommodation paper and Commercial Paper, a written or printed evidence of debt.

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It still may be a parting-line issue, as shown in the photo, but the indicator paper provided the data to answer that question.
On the battlefield, small handheld detectors employing ion-mobility spectrometry are more sensitive and selective than indicator paper. This technology, sometimes called the poor-man's mass spectrometry, is also used in airports.
By last summer, 372 women were enrolled early in pregnancy to check their vaginal pH using a commercially made plastic glove that held a small patch of indicator paper at the tip of the index finger.
* toothpastes (use one brand without baking soda as a control) * universal pH indicator paper * test tubes * various liquids