Origin of foolscap
Examples from the Web for foolscap
Historical Examples of foolscap
Van glanced furtively at his chum who, unconscious of his scrutiny, was writing steadily down a long page of foolscap.The Story of Sugar
Sara Ware Bassett
He put the note on the foolscap book and laid them on the table.Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922
Lucy Maud Montgomery
The postscript seems to belong to a letter written on the first leaf of the foolscap sheet, which is lost or destroyed.
On the voyage he wrote a minute narrative of his diplomatic career, occupying two hundred and fifty pages of foolscap.
Put away that great pile of foolscap and talk to me; Im as full of talk as an egg is full of meat.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline
Jennie M. Drinkwater
Word Origin for foolscap
literally "fool's cap; cap worn by jesters," 1630s; c.1700 as a type of paper, so called because this type of paper originally was watermarked with a court jester's cap.