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Answer for the clue "24 sheets of paper ", 5 letters:
quire

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Word definitions for quire in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS ▪ Escaping from the quire was no easier than getting into it. ▪ That got me moving east fast, searching hard now for access to the quire . ▪ There was no way into the quire climbing over his lordship, but under ...? ▪ This could...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Choir \Choir\, n. [OE. quer, OF. cuer, F. ch[oe]ur, fr. L. chorus a choral dance, chorus, choir, fr. Gr. ?, orig. dancing place; prob. akin to ? inclosure, L. hortus garden, and E. yard. See Chorus .] A band or organized company of singers, especially in...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
Etymology 1 n. 1 One-twentieth of a ream of paper; a collection of twenty-four or twenty-five sheets of paper of the same size and quality, unfolded or having a single fold. 2 (''bookbinding'') A set of leaves which are stitched together, originally a set...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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."...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. a quantity of paper; 24 or 25 sheets

Usage examples of quire.

The gatherings, originally quaternions or quires, became different, and those who undertake to examine MSS.

He had unearthed from the library copies of communications between the Board of Prisons and the warden, a man named McCandless Quires, that documented the rescinding of the phase-out order and conferred autonomy upon the prison, with the idea that it should become a penal colony devoted to rehabilitation rather than punishment.

I turned again to Quires, realizing I could not help him, that he did not want my help, yet moved to give it nonetheless, and thus I did not see Colangelo break from the tunnel behind us.

Numbed by the aftershocks of adrenaline and rage, I left him for the rats or whatever else fate might have in store, and with a last glance at Quires, suspended between the light of heaven and the pit, like the filament in a immense bulb, I began my ascent.

Time and again I returned to the truths I had sensed as Quires cried out from his chains, the dualities of punishment and sacrifice he seemed to incorporate.

Ristelli, too, occupies a place in the dome of the anteroom, a mangy gray ghost slipping back into the world, and Causey is there as well, tumbling toward its center where, almost buried in light, Quires hangs in his eternal torment, a promethean Christ yielding to a barbaric sacrifice.

Or did Quires gradually win his way to a faith strong enough to compel his redemptive act?

Causey is there as well, tumbling toward its center where, almost buried in light, Quires hangs in his eternal torment, a promethean Christ yielding to a barbaric sacrifice.

SEMICHORUS I Therefore we quire to highest height The Wellwiller, the kindly Might That balances the Vast for weal, That purges as by wounds to heal.

His cataracts at smooth holiday, soon to roar Obstruction shattered at his will or whim: Kind to her ear as quiring Cherubim, And trampling earth like scornful mastodons.

Here in close recess With Flowers, Garlands, and sweet-smelling Herbs Espoused EVE deckt first her Nuptial Bed, And heav'nly Quires the Hymenaean sung, What day the genial Angel to our Sire Brought her in naked beauty more adorn'd, More lovely then PANDORA, whom the Gods Endowd with all thir gifts, and O too like In sad event, when to the unwiser Son Of JAPHET brought by HERMES, she ensnar'd Mankind with her faire looks, to be aveng'd On him who had stole JOVES authentic fire.

There's not the smallest orb which thou beholdest But in his motion like an angel sings, Still quiring to the young-eyed cherubims.

Then she opened a cloth bag she had brought with her and took out a quire of vitron sheets which she proceeded to weave together by rapid, delicate movements of a pair of slender, tetra-faceted depolarizers, whose battery-fed wires made her look as though she were holding a large spider.

By evening, she had enough small floaters and illegally ac quired items to keep her well fed and content for the next month.

Dirzan took evident relish in telling Piemur that, by custom, the newest apprentice was re quired to maintain their brilliance.