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foolscap

A size of paper, about 330 x 200 (or 400) mm. It is said to be named from a former watermark representing a fool's cap.

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A Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units

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2004

... paper and printing . British A paper size , being that with the full sheet of 13.5 in × 17 in (342.9 mm × 431.8 mm), but used in UK also to mean specifically the folio (i.e. half) of this, being 8.5 in × 13.5 in, else 13 in (215.9 mm × 342.9 mm, else 330.2 mm) see also legal size...

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A Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units

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2004

...size paper and printing . North America A sheet of 8.5 in × 13.5 else 13 in (215.9 mm × 342.9 else 330.2 mm). See foolscap...

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