Carefully cut the threads that hold the quires to the bands, and little by little remove each quire.
There were reams of well-meant advice and quires of threats of violence.
Twenty-four sheets, no more and no less, are always found in her quires.
In the 11th century catch-words were used to show the connection of the quires.
There had been quires of such verses, but she had destroyed all but a few leaves before she started for Littlebath.
Stationers used to let out on hire parts of books or quires.
Oh, yes, I knowd old Jemmy Catnach fast enough—bought many hundreds, if not thousands of quires of him.
It is as near poetry as I can hope to get this side the harps and quires.
(iv) Whether it has been made up by the insertion of leaves or quires from another copy or edition.
Fine white vellum, 192 leaves, in 19 quires of ten leaves each and two additional leaves at the end, the last of which is blank.
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." Meaning "standard unit for selling paper" first recorded late 14c. In quires (late 15c.) means "unbound."
early form and later variant spelling of choir (q.v.).