foolscap


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a size of paper used especially in Britain

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It cost me something in foolscap, and I had pretty nearly filled a shelf with my writings.
He was carefully examining the foolscap, upon which the words were pasted, holding it only an inch or two from his eyes.
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.
We'll just have to write it out--we can buy foolscap from the teacher.
She had passed over to her sister's desk by the doorway, and was holding a sheet of blue foolscap in her hand.
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.
Councillor Mikulin dropped the page of foolscap, glanced down his beard, and turning to Razumov, added in an easy, explanatory tone--
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.
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.
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.
jp, to advertise its products, including the "Echizen Foolscap Japanese Traditional Paper FUKUNO COCOCHI Planner" (6,800yen tax included) series which was released on July 1.
The white foolscap envelopes carried the printed address Postbus 999-S, Haarlem, Nederland.
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