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Definitions:

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  • A set of 24 or sometimes 25 sheets of paper of the same size and stock; one twentieth of a ream.
  • A collection of leaves of parchment or paper, folded one within the other, in a manuscript or book.
  • To sing in concert or chorus; chant or sing harmoniously.
  • To harmonize.
  • To fold in quires, or with marks between quires.
  • An obsolete form of <internalXref urlencoded="queer">queer</internalXref>.
  • To nest within a once-folded outer sheet (one or more sheets of paper of the same size similarly folded); impose and print (separate pages of type) so that they can be properly outsetted or insetted in consecutive order.
  • A set of four sheets of parchment or paper folded so as to make eight leaves: the ordinary unit of construction for early manuscripts and books.
  • A set of one of each of the sheets of a book laid in consecutive order, ready for folding.
  • A book.
  • Twenty-four sheets of paper; the twentieth part of a ream.
  • A body of singers; a chorus.
  • The part of a church allotted to the choristers; the choir.
  • A company or assembly.
  • See <xref urlencoded="choir">choir</xref>.
  • To sing in concert.
  • A collection of twenty-four sheets of paper of the same size and quality, unfolded or having a single fold; one twentieth of a ream.
  • A <xref>choir</xref>.
  • The architectural part of a church in which the choir resides, between the <xref>nave</xref> and the <xref>sanctuary</xref>.
  • To sing in concert.
  • One-twentieth of a <xref>ream</xref> of paper; a collection of twenty-four or twenty-five sheets of paper of the same size and quality, unfolded or having a single fold.
  • A set of <xref>leaves</xref> which are <xref>stitched</xref> together, originally a set of four pieces of paper (eight leaves, sixteen pages). This is most often a single <xref>signature</xref> (i.e. group of four), but may be several <xref>nested</xref> signatures.
  • A book, poem, or pamphlet.
  • To prepare quires by stitching together leaves of paper.
  • a quantity of paper; 24 or 25 sheets
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