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sexagesimo-quarto

Definitions

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  • n. A paper size, (1.87"-2.5" x 2.5"-3.125"), one sixty-fourth of a standard uncut flat sheet.
  • n. A book size, (1.87"-2.5" x 2.5"-3.125"), corresponding to the paper size.

Etymologies

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From Latin ablatives of sexāgēsimus ("sixtieth") and quartus ("fourth")

Examples

  • I must also say that like Matt of No-sword, from whom I got the link, I prefer the resonant older names like sexagesimo-quarto to the oafish new-style sixty-fourmo and its fellows.

    languagehat.com: BOOK SIZES.

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  • A book composed of sheets folded into 64 leaves (128 pages), usually called 64mo. Measures about 3" high.

    February 21, 2007