foolscap


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a size of paper used especially in Britain

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He was carefully examining the foolscap, upon which the words were pasted, holding it only an inch or two from his eyes.
Councillor Mikulin dropped the page of foolscap, glanced down his beard, and turning to Razumov, added in an easy, explanatory tone--
It cost me something in foolscap, and I had pretty nearly filled a shelf with my writings.
There were several foolscap sheets, containing many particulars respecting the life and conversation of one Hester Prynne, who appeared to have been rather a noteworthy personage in the view of our ancestors.
She was thinking all the way up Southampton Row of notepaper and foolscap, and how an economy in the use of paper might be effected
I was officially introduced to the debate at the height of the squabble; and found myself one of a large party in a small room, sitting round a long table, each man of us with a new pewter inkstand, a new quill pen, and a clean sheet of foolscap paper before him.
She had passed over to her sister's desk by the doorway, and was holding a sheet of blue foolscap in her hand.
Mechanicians, natural philosophers, soldiers, sailors, petitioners, memorialists, people with grievances, people who wanted to prevent grievances, people who wanted to redress grievances, jobbing people, jobbed people, people who couldn't get rewarded for merit, and people who couldn't get punished for demerit, were all indiscriminately tucked up under the foolscap paper of the Circumlocution Office.
As to the books and furniture of the schoolhouse, they belonged to the community, excepting Cotton Mather's History of Witchcraft, a New England Almanac, and book of dreams and fortune-telling; in which last was a sheet of foolscap much scribbled and blotted in several fruitless attempts to make a copy of verses in honor of the heiress of Van Tassel.
without getting to the second, now burst forward, drew the ruler from his breast (apparently as a defensive weapon), and produced from his pocket a foolscap document, folded in the form of a large letter.
Perhaps I shall get the credit also at some distant day, when I permit my zealous historian to lay out his foolscap once more--eh, Watson.
Many of this strange company wore foolscaps, and had little bells appended to their garments, tinkling with a silvery sound, responsive to the inaudible music of their gleesome spirits.
Advocate Shahid Nawaz Buzdar told The Nation that foolscap size papers having revenue stamp of specific value such as Rs20, Rs50, Rs100 and Rs500 are important legal papers for transactions like buying, selling or renting of a property.
Ever since the middle of 1964, I have been receiving at my office weekly visits from a flabby, furtive, rat-faced character who thrusts in front of me a few illegibly scribbled sheets of foolscap headed Scouting the City.
I'd waste another five minutes trying to comfort myself that this other girl was only galloping ahead on the stationery front because she probably had that horrible big bubble writing while my nice copperplate could be easily accommodated by the first book of foolscap.