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Definizione monolingua quire



quire (third-person singular simple present quires, present participle quiring, simple past and past participle quired)

  1. (bookbinding) To prepare quires by stitching together leaves of paper.
    • 1870, William White, Notes and Queries, vol. 42:
      Now, in the first folio volume of 1616, the paging, signatures, and quiring are continuous and regular throughout.
    • 1938, The Dolphin: A Journal of the Making of the Books, issue 3:
      This is a natural point at which to ask why quiring went out of fashion.
    • 1976, Alfred William Pollard, Alfred William Pollard: A Selection of his Essays:
      By means of these smooth pages we can mostly see how the modern binder made up the book, but whether in doing this he followed the original quiring is quite another matter.

quire (plural quires)

  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.
    • 1882, James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 592:
      Under the year 1533 we are told that the ream contained twenty quires.
    • 1929, Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own, Penguin Books, paperback edition, page 71:
      […] and we must accept the fact that all those good novels, Villette, Emma, Wuthering Heights, Middlemarch, were written by women without more experience of life than could enter the house of a clergyman; written too in the common sitting-room of that respectable house and by women so poor that they could not afford to buy more than a few quires of paper at a time upon which to write Wuthering Heights or Jane Eyre.
  2. (bookbinding) A set of leaves which are stitched together, originally a set of four pieces of paper (eight leaves, sixteen pages). This is most often a single signature (i.e. group of four), but may be several nested signatures.
  3. A book, poem, or pamphlet.

Definizione italiano>inglese quire

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