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fools•cap



Pronunciation: (fOOlz'kap"), [key]
n.
1. a type of inexpensive writing paper, esp. legal-size, lined, yellow sheets, bound in tablet form.
2. Chiefly Brit.a size of drawing or printing paper, 13½ × 17 in. (34 × 43 cm). Abbr.: cap., fcp.
3. Also called fools'cap octa'vo. a size of book, about 4¼ × 6¾ in. (11 × 17 cm), untrimmed.
4. Also called fools'cap quar'to. Chiefly Brit.a size of book, about 6¾ × 8½ in. (17 × 22 cm) untrimmed.
5. See fool's cap (def. 1).

fool's' cap"




1. a traditional jester's cap or hood, often multicolored and usually having several drooping peaks from which bells are hung.
2. See dunce cap.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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