a size of paper used especially in Britain
Writing paper sheets measuring 13.25 x 16.5 inches
Such a sheet folded or cut in half, thus approximately 8 x 13.25 inches.
Printing paper measuring 13.5 inches x 17 inches.
Origin: Probably from a watermark of a fool's cap.
a writing paper made in sheets, ordinarily 16 x 13 inches, and folded so as to make a page 13 x 8 inches. See Paper
Origin: [So called from the watermark of a fool's cap and bells used by old paper makers. See Fool's cap, under Fool.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fōōlz′kap, n. a long folio writing or printing paper, varying in size (17×13½ in., 16¾×13½ in., &c.), so called from having originally borne the water-mark of a fool's cap and bells.
The numerical value of foolscap in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of foolscap in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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