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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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The simplest and the most known method is measurement with litmus pigments or litmus paper. This method is used mostly for informational purposes.
YP-U4's design concept is 'litmus' which is inspired by colour gradation on litmus paper. U4 offers high-glossy round panel which is used in Samsung LCD TVs and monitors.
If my litmus paper is sensitive to the acidity of public reaction, I'd say sympathy for Fallon is waning by the day.
That's what I call chemistry: not all that nonsense with magnesium ribbon, Bunsen burners and litmus paper - none of which I've come across since leaving school.
They have even resorted to placing litmus paper on the end of sticks and shoving them under doors to determine if they should enter a room, Funk noted.
Interpretation is conceptually similar to analyzing Litmus paper results.
The plausibility of (R) lies largely in its accounting for strong intuitive judgments like this: someone who observes the color of a litmus paper is not justified in drawing the indicated chemical conclusion without having some information about the merit of a litmus test.
Ordinary litmus paper is readily available--pressed into wet soil, it will turn blue if soil is above 7.0 Ph, or pink if it is lower.
If you've ever used litmus paper, you know how this works.
The litmus paper was pastel blue, or pastel pink, and there was silence at the lab in which to think.