A writing paper made in sheets, ordinarily 16 x 13 inches, and folded so as to make a page 13 x 8 inches. See Paper.
Paper, generally about thirteen by seventeen inches in dimensions, some varieties of which at one time bore a watermark of a foolâ€(tm)s cap and bells.
a size of paper used especially in Britain
a small traditional paper size. A foolscap sheet is 17 x 13-1/2 inches (43 x 34cm): when folded into octavo (8vo) format this will give a book 6-3/4 inches (17cm) tall if untrimmed.
This was the term for a size of writing paper commonly used during Victorian times. It measured about 13" x 17" in size. Charles Darwin often used foolscaps for his notes on geology, transmutation and other research topics
writing paper of the Regency period, so called because it usually was imprinted with a watermark of a jester's cap.