foolscap


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fools·cap

 (fo͞olz′kăp′)
n.
1. Chiefly British A sheet of writing or printing paper measuring about 13 by 16 inches.
2. A fool's cap.

[From the watermark of a fool's cap with bells originally used for this paper.]

foolscap

(ˈfuːlzˌkæp)
n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) chiefly Brit a size of writing or printing paper, 13 by 17 inches or 13 by 16 inches
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a book size, 4 by 6 inches (foolscap octavo) or (chiefly Brit) 6 by 8 inches (foolscap quarto)
3. a variant spelling of fool's cap
[C17: see fool1, cap; so called from the watermark formerly used on this kind of paper]

fools•cap

(ˈfulzˌkæp)

n.
1. a type of inexpensive writing paper, esp. legal-size, lined, yellow sheets, bound in tablet form.
[1690–1700; so called from the watermark of a fool's cap formerly used on such paper]

fool's′ cap`


n.
1. a traditional jester's cap or hood, often multicolored and usu. having several drooping peaks from which bells are hung.
[1625–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foolscap - a size of paper used especially in Britain
piece of paper, sheet of paper, sheet - paper used for writing or printing
Translations
ورقَه فولسكاب أو حَجْم كَبير
formát psacího papíru
skrifpappírsörk
popieriaus formatas 34×43 cm
lielformāta rakstāmpapīrs
kancelársky papier
büyük boy kağıt

foolscap

[ˈfuːlskæp]
A. Npapel m de tamaño folio
B. CPD foolscap envelope Nsobre m tamaño folio
foolscap sheet Nfolio m

foolscap

[ˈfuːlzkæp] npapier m ministrefool's gold n (= iron pyrites) → or m des fous (pyrite de fer)
a quest for fool's gold (fig)un projet insensé

foolscap

n (also foolscap paper)˜ Kanzleipapier nt, britisches Papierformat (13¼ × 16½ Zoll)

foolscap

[ˈfuːlzˌkæp] ncarta protocollo

foolscap

(ˈfuːlskӕp) noun
a large size of paper for writing or printing.
References in classic literature ?
Thomson had risen slowly from his place and, with a sheet of foolscap in his hand, closely covered with writing, crossed the room.
Out of the envelope he took a half-sheet of foolscap paper folded into four.
The ANZEIGER is an eight-page paper; its page is one inch wider and one inch longer than a foolscap page; that is to say, the dimensions of its page are somewhere between those of a schoolboy's slate and a lady's pocket handkerchief.
We'll just have to write it out--we can buy foolscap from the teacher.
There were despatch boxes turned upside down, a sea of parchment and foolscap.
Councillor Mikulin turned squarely to the table, and taking up some sheets of grey foolscap dropped them one after another, retaining only the last in his hand.
The elder partner of the firm, however, would allow me only one penny of the charge, and took it upon himself to show in what manner four of the same sized conveniences could be got out of a sheet of foolscap.
In less than the time mentioned he was seated again by his companion's side with a square sheet of foolscap spread out upon the round table.
I was staring at the strange message which I had scrawled, as he deciphered it, upon a sheet of foolscap on my knee.
Mr Swiveller took a large sheet of foolscap, and with a countenance of profound gravity, began to make a very small note in one corner.
However, in the morning I determined to have a look at it anyhow, so I bought a penny bottle of ink, and with a quill-pen, and seven sheets of foolscap paper, I started off for Pope's Court.
Sir, a long list,' replied Riah, taking out a pocket-book, and selecting from its contents a folded paper, which, being unfolded, became a sheet of foolscap covered with close writing.