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  • Many papyrus manuscripts were lost when the Library of Alexandria was burned.
  • Every afternoon, one of the senior counselors came around with a papyrus scroll checklist.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • Some people were cutting down the tall papyrus grass by the water’s edge.
    Linda Sue Park  --  A Long Walk to Water
  • Any information to be inserted is first written on a papyrus scroll.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code

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  • Faria then drew forth from his hiding-place three or four rolls of linen, laid one over the other, like folds of papyrus.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Diagramma was printed on sedge papyrus.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The pointed tip of Bibwit’s quill scurried against the royal papyrus.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • All was harmonious; nothing was too much alive; speech hardly amounted to a breath; the newspapers, agreeing with the salons, seemed a papyrus.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The smaller statue’s head peeled open in four sections like the top of a missile silo, and sticking out of its neck was a yellowed papyrus scroll.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • A coil of deck-rope of papyrus fiber lay in the gateway; this he used for lashing, and ran back to the same stool as before, fastening his eyes upon Odysseus.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey

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  • Two Roman soldiers came into the shop with a mechanical drawing on papyrus of a device they wanted built by sunrise the next morning.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Wherever anyone puts pen to paper or hands to keyboard or fingers to lute string or quill to papyrus.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Some wore swords, others carried jars on their heads, and one of them had a roll of papyrus under his arm.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • It was all so good, these blowing quiet October nights and the library waiting inside now with its green-shaded lamps and papyrus dust.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • Some of the pages looked like papyrus or vellum torn from ancient books; others were obviously from newer texts; mixed in were photographs, drawings, maps, and schematics; all of them appeared to have been glued to the wall with meticulous care.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • …of the "Latter Day Saints," which, adopted not only in America, but in England, Norway and Sweden, and Germany, counts many artisans, as well as men engaged in the liberal professions, among its members; how a colony was established in Ohio, a temple erected there at a cost of two hundred thousand dollars, and a town built at Kirkland; how Smith became an enterprising banker, and received from a simple mummy showman a papyrus scroll written by Abraham and several famous Egyptians.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • First I had to travel through a swampy patch where papyrus and reeds crept up to the road.
    Gloria Whelan  --  Listening for Lions
  • Khnemu Shapes Pharaoh’s Son on a Potter’s Wheel While Thoth Marks Life Span (papyrus, Ptolemaic, Egypt, L. third—first century B.C.).
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Finally, the curiosity of finding gold instead led him to break it open—only to find thirteen papyrus books inside, bound in gazelle leather.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • So they invented papyrus and wrote on that.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Hizzoner talks about making papyrus like the Egyptians but I’ll believe it when I see it.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • Sitting cross-legged next to Caillech, David opened the Book of Thoth and touched his fingers to its thin sheets of papyrus.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • I said awhile ago, you may remember, that to papyri we intrusted all the secrets of our religion except one; of that I will now tell you.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • In papyrus reeds and desolate flatlands on the western shore of Lake Victoria facing the Sese Islands, there is a fishing village called Kasensero.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • The stuff was so thick and rough, it made me wonder if the poor Egyptians had had to use toilet papyrus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • "We’ve got wax, some toilet papyrus, an ugly statue—"
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • My right hand itched from holding the papyrus scroll so long.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Inside each case was a papyrus scroll.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • The papyrus dropped into my lap.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • He’d found a papyrus that was quite long, and most of the text on it seemed to be lines of hieroglyphs.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Carter uncapped the cylinder and unrolled the papyrus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • The papyrus was still steaming.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • I tossed my stuff on the dresser—the papyrus scroll, the wax mini-Carter, my magic bag, my wand.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • I could feel magic humming in the papyrus like a low-voltage current.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • The end of the papyrus was a jagged line, as if it had been ripped.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Papyrus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • They didn’t seem to consume the papyrus or hurt Sadie; but when she tried to shake out the fire, ghostly white flames leaped to the nearest display case and raced around the room as if following a trail of gasoline.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • He came up with a strip of papyrus and showed the old inventor some diagrams and notes.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • With a cunning twinkle of the eyes, he took the money, and gave the party in exchange a leaf of papyrus.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • But papyrus is perishable.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • She went to a panel in the wall, opened it, took out a roll of papyri, and brought and gave it to him.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • I know sheep’s vellum was more durable and more common in those days, but it had to be papyrus.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Minor sundering and cohesion of the papyrus.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The muted, yellow papyrus left no doubt in Langdon’s mind as to its age and authenticity, but excluding the inevitable fading, the document was in superb condition.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The papyrus from which it was taken by the priests of Philae was wrested from the hand of the heroine herself.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • He took the papyri from Esther, and, reserving one, rolled them and offered them to Ben-Hur.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Before the papyrus was inserted into the cryptex’s compartment, it was rolled around a delicate glass vial.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • If any water gets on that papyrus-
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The sheik replaced the papyrus in its envelopes, and, tucking the package under his girdle, remounted the horse.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Ilderim rolled the papyrus carefully, restored it to its envelopes, and became once more all energy.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
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