This year's survey included a ream of questions about returning-veteran violence.
Gen. ream was of the opinion that Head would strike the railroad at Alletooning, where a great quantity of supplies were stored.
Mary returned to the pony, and Richard to his ream, which he was cutting into sermon-paper.
Humble and nameless men may scribble their Reminiscences by the ream, rush boldly into print, and yet find scarce a single reader.
So I'm going to write you a ream, Matilda Anne, whether you like it or not.
He was already on board when I got here, with my typewriter and ream of paper, so we didn't meet.
"Let's write the invitations immediately," said Mr. Spider, taking out of his pocket a ream of the most delicate cobweb paper.
Drill the hole B with a small drill, about 1/16 in., in the center of the lower portion of the U and ream it out.
These two features make it possible to ream center holes of the same size or depth in any number of pieces.
Would Simple Susan have courageously ordered in the necessary gallon of ink and ream of paper?
measure of paper, mid-14c., from Old French reyme, from Spanish resma, from Arabic rizmah "bundle" (of paper), from rasama "collect into a bundle." The Moors brought manufacture of cotton paper to Spain.
Early variant rym (late 15c.) suggests a Dutch influence (cf. Dutch riem), probably borrowed from Spanish during the time of Hapsburg control of Holland. For ordinary writing paper, 20 quires of 24 sheets each, or 480 sheets; often 500 or more to allow for waste; slightly different numbers for drawing or printing paper.
"cream" (obsolete), Old English ream, from Proto-Germanic *raumoz (cf. Middle Dutch and Dutch room, German Rahm), of uncertain origin.
"to enlarge a hole," 1815, probably a southwest England dialectal survival from Middle English reme "to make room, open up," from Old English ryman "widen, extend, enlarge," from Proto-Germanic *rumijanan (cf. Old Saxon rumian, Old Norse ryma, Old Frisian rema, Old High German rumen "to make room, widen"), from *rumaz "spacious" (see room (n.)). Slang meaning "to cheat, swindle" first recorded 1914; anal sex sense is from 1942. To ream (someone) out "scold, reprimand" is recorded from 1950.