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Foolscap

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A corruption of the Italian foglio-capo (folio-sized sheet). The error must have been very ancient, as the water-mark of this sort of paper from the thirteenth to the seventeenth century was a fool’s head, with cap and bells.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Food for Powder
Foods and Wines
Fool
Fool [a food]
Fool Thinks
Fool in his Sleeve
Fool or Physician at Forty
Fools
Fool’s Bolt
Fool’s Paradise
Foolscap
Foot
Foot-breadth
Foot-lights
Foot Monsters
Foot-notes
Foot-pound
Foot of a Page
Footing
Footman’s Wand (A)
Footmen

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