Quire (?), n.

See Choir.

[Obs.]

Spenser.

A quire of such enticing birds. Shak.

 

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Quire, v. i.

To sing in concert.

[R.]

Shak.

 

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Quire (?), n. [OE. quaer, quair, OF. quayer, cayer, caier, F. cahier, a book of loose sheets, a quarter of a quire, LL. quaternus, quaternum, sheets of paper packed together, properly, four together, fr. L. quaterni four each, by fours, quattuor, four. See Four and cf. Cahier.]

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.

 

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