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legal cap

noun
1.
ruled writing paper in tablet form, measuring approximately 8½ × 13 to 14 inches (22 × 33 to 36 cm).
Origin of legal cap
1870-1875
1870-75, Americanism
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  • One day a middle-aged money-making lawyer, who bought his legal cap and ink of her, asked her across the counter to marry him.

  • He took his pen and began to write rapidly on a pad of legal cap paper.

    The Sins of the Father Thomas Dixon
  • She had taken a fine large block of "legal cap" and set down their fifteen men thereon, with casual comment.

    The Crux Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • As his opponent began to speak, Martin lazily read through his papers, making an occasional note on a loose sheet of legal cap.

    The Case and Exceptions Frederick Trevor Hill
  • “I never thought it would be so hard,” she said to herself when she had finished the tale and copied it out on legal cap paper.

  • He scratched among his papers, and produced some legal cap and a bunch of notes.

    The Crisis, Complete Winston Churchill
  • He drew towards him several sheets of legal cap, and began to write as she dictated.

  • The next day Mrs. Crawford came into her husband's presence with a sheet of legal cap.

    Driven From Home Horatio Alger
  • The brief consists of fifteen pages of legal cap paper only four of which are here given.

  • Pen drew from her suitcase a fold of legal cap papers which she opened and passed to the Secretary.

    Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
British Dictionary definitions for legal cap

legal cap

noun
1.
(US) ruled writing paper, about 8 by 131/2 inches with the fold at the top, for use by lawyers
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