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foolscap n : a size of paper used especially in Britain

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originally paper manufactured with the watermark of a fool’s cap


  1. strictly, writing paper sheets measuring 13.25 x 16.5 inches
  2. more usually such a sheet folded or cut in half, thus approximately 8 x 13.25 inches.
  3. printing paper measuring 13.5 inches x 17 inches.

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