Last Friday morning, reams of documents filled the room-there were more than 800 binders of them packed against one wall alone.
But reams of data shows that incarceration creates more crime.
I stocked up on reams of loose-leaf paper and dozens of mechanical pencils.
There are Halo novels, miniseries, and reams of florid fan-fiction.
Your most grating acquaintance could – and usually would – bombard you with reams of unoriginal drivel at the press of a key.
"The sun rolling bounteous from Aries," and reams o' such molly slop rot.
These reams are compressed, tied up, and sent to the warehouse for sale.
There were then 40,000 reams of Genoa white paper annually imported, chiefly for the purpose of making cards.
There were reams of well-meant advice and quires of threats of violence.
There have been tons of paper devoted to the farmer; reams filled on the farm woman; not a line for the girl.
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.