demy

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demy (plural demies)

  1. A printing paper size, 17½ inches by 22½ inches.
  2. (colloquial) A demyship.
    • 1781, Samuel Johnson, Addison, Lives of the Poets, 1840, Arthur Murphy (editor), The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D., Volume 2, page 132,
      [] by whose recommendations he was elected into Magdalen College as a demy; a term by which that society denominates those elsewhere called scholars, young men who partake of the founder's benefaction, and succeed in their order to vacant fellowships; [] .

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