Origin of foolscap
Examples from the Web for 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
British Dictionary definitions for foolscap
Word Origin for foolscap
Word Origin and History 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.