What does the word quire mean?

Usage examples for quire

  1. After the gospel they left the quire, and were bled in the farmery, where they remained three days. – English Villages by P. H. Ditchfield
  2. A quire of paper sold for ten pesos de oro; a bottle of wine, for sixty; a sword, for forty or fifty; a cloak, for a hundred, - sometimes more; a pair of shoes cost thirty or forty pesos de oro, and a good horse could not be had for less than twenty- five hundred. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  3. He took it into his head to write a compendium of universal history about a year ago, and he really contrived to give a tolerably connected view of the leading events from the creation to the present time, filling about a quire of paper. – Stories of Authors, British and American by Edwin Watts Chubb
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