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quire †small book, short poem, etc.; set of four sheets of parchment or paper doubled so as to make eight leaves: hence, any gathering of sheets. XV. ME. quaer, later quayer, quair, quere, quire — OF. qua(i)er (mod. cahier quire, copy-book):- Rom. *quaternum, f. L. quaternī set of four, f. quater four times, f. quattuor FOUR.

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quire / kwīr/ • n. four sheets of paper or parchment folded to form eight leaves, as in medieval manuscripts. ∎  any collection of leaves one within another in a manuscript or book. ∎  25 (formerly 24) sheets of paper; one twentieth of a ream.

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Quire

Quire

any collection or gathering of leaves in a book or manuscript; a collection of 24 or 25 sheets of paper.

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quire

quire archaic variant of choir.

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quire

quire. See choir.

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