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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR QUIRE

I have suggested that it may have been used as a night quire.

She went and fetched a quire of paper, and borrowed his pencil and wrote them down.

In the quire is a high tumbe, of one of them porturid with his wife.

I suppose he was so poor he couldn't afford to buy a quire of paper.

If we canna preach in the kirk, we can sing mass in the quire.

By the way, Fancy, do you know why our quire is to be dismissed?

There is one tomb on the south side the quire, but without inscription.

The quire that I sent is now in the hands of Johnson's friend.

In the quire of the church of Eland, in a window, are painted the arms of Eland, viz.

Books may be quired in printing, that is, several sheets may be put together, like the sheets in a quire of paper.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "set of four folded pages for a book; pamphlet consisting of a single quire," from Anglo-French quier, Old French quaier "sheet of paper folded in four," from Vulgar Latin *quaternus, from Latin quaterni "four each," from quater "four times." Meaning "standard unit for selling paper" first recorded late 14c. In quires (late 15c.) means "unbound."

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nountablet of paper

tablet

nounsheaf of papers that are connected
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