noun, plural de·mies.
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Origin of demy
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Example sentences from the Web for demy
Run along now, and ask Demy Miller if he knows his ancient history.Tom Fairfield's Schooldays|Allen Chapman
At Merton he is a post-master, at Magdalen a demy, so-called because he was entitled to half the commons of a fellow.Oxford and its Story|Cecil Headlam
The remainder of Dickenss Works were not originally printed in Demy 8vo.Riding Recollections, 5th ed.|G. J. Whyte-Melville
There we found six great pieces of brass ordinance, mounted upon their carriages, some Demy, some Whole-Culvering.Sir Francis Drake Revived|Philip Nichols
All things were so curiously and finely wrought, that it seemed either to be the worke of some Demy god, or of God himselfe.The Golden Asse|Lucius Apuleius
British Dictionary definitions for demy
noun plural -mies
- a size of printing paper, 17 1/2 by 22 1/2 inches (444.5 × 571.5 mm)
- a size of writing paper, 15 1/2 by 20 inches (Brit) (393.7 × 508 mm) or 16 by 21 inches (US) (406.4 × 533.4 mm)