A paper sized with a gelatin or glue (and
sometimes alum, which acts as an insolubilizer).
The gelatin or glue-and-alum solution acts as a
preservative and enhances the water resistance of
the paper. Generally, only high-grade writing
papers, bonds, ledgers, and handmade paper are
animal sized. See also: SURFACE SIZED ;TUB SIZED .
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