ream

Part of speech: noun

Twenty quires of paper.

Part of speech: verb

To enlarge or taper ( a hole) by cutting away material. reem.

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Usage examples "ream":

  1. What a ream your Uncle Frederick has written. - "Carl and the Cotton Gin", Sara Ware Bassett.
  2. M. Joubert told me that the compositor or workman received 20 francs for setting up 36 pages, and that the paper was 12 francs per ream. - "A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One", Thomas Frognall Dibdin.
  3. In comparison with the massive crystalline rocks of Appalachia on the east, the layered rock of the trough was weak to resist lateral pressure, as a ream of sheets of paper is weak when compared with a solid board of the same thickness. - "The Elements of Geology", William Harmon Norton.