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  1. present participle of paper


papering (plural paperings)

  1. Wallpaper.
    • 1859, Charles Dickens, The Haunted House
      The papering of one side of the room had dropped down bodily, with fragments of plaster adhering to it, and almost blocked up the door.
    • 1915, Arnold Bennett, Over There: War Scenes on the Western Front
      Almost every window was broken; every wall was chipped; chunks had been knocked out of walls, and at intervals there was no wall. One house showed the different paperings of six rooms all completely exposed to the gaze.
  2. (law) A technique of boycotting a judge by the Public Defender's Office by filing a request for a different judge in every case assigned to this judge.