A name given by the French to an artificial substance, applied to many useful and elegant purposes. It is made of the waste cuttings of paper, boiled in water, and beaten to a pulp in a mortar. It is afterwards mixed with size to give tenacity to the paste, and when brought to the proper consistency it is pressed in moulds of an infinite variety of forms; and thus made into tea-boards, trays, snuff-boxes, etc, which are afterwards coated with pigments, varnished and ornamented.