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n. pl. de·mies
Any of several standard sizes of paper, especially paper measuring 16 by 21 inches.

[Alteration of demi-.]
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n, pl -mies
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding)
a. a size of printing paper, 17 by 22 inches (444.5 × 571.5 mm)
b. a size of writing paper, 15 by 20 inches (Brit) (393.7 × 508 mm) or 16 by 21 inches (US) (406.4 × 533.4 mm)
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) either one of two book sizes, 8 by 5 inches (demy octavo) or (chiefly Brit) 11 by 8 inches (demy quarto)
[C16: see demi-]
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A per se, a; t, h, e, the; o per se, o; Demy orgon gorgon.-- Keep further from me, O thou illiterate and unlearned hostler!
On July 1 at 7.30pm, the 1964 film 'Les Parapluies de Cherbourg' ('The Umbrellas of Cherbourg') directed by Jacques Demy and starring Catherine Deneuve, will be screened.
Demy Jozeph, who is studying architectural technology at Coventry University, was inspired to answer a call for responses to the 27ft sculpture's presence outside Coventry Cathedral, where it has received an overwhelming response from the city.
She was married to filmmaker Jacques Demy and together they raised Rosalie Varda-Demy, costume designer and producer, and Mathieu Demy, actor and filmmaker.
It was the 17th title for the Luisitans in the 55-and-above category, and it didn't come easy, more so since they lost a total of 10 points on the disqualification of Benjie Sumulong in the second round and a two-point penalty slapped on Demy Saclot in the third.
Reigning national seniors champion Rodel Mangulabnan added 50 and former pro Demy Saclot rounded out scoring with 45.
Sumulong, however, made up for this with his 50-point effort with Demy Saclot adding 47 despite costing the team two points for not picking up on No.
He was best known for tinging his music with jazz and was first introduced to Hollywood after collaborating with French new wave director Jacques Demy on The Umbrellas of Cherbourg in the 1960s.
He added that Demy Solitario, TOPi's musical director, conceptualised the 4G Recital inspired by the success of the auditions they held in January."Demy wanted to showcase the bountiful talents of our members to the Filipino community in Qatar.
Their single 'Fallin' (in collaboration with featured singer Demy) was a number-one hit on the Greek singles chart, while also racking up an impressive 6,000,000 YouTube hits.
Demy and Schockley aim to provide users with information on many of the prominent individuals, institutions, and ideas of the movement during the period delineated.