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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Demy’.
 
A size of paper between royal and crown. Its size is 22 1/2 in. x 17 1/2 in. It is from the French word demi (half), and means demi-royal (a small royal), royal being 25 in. x 20 in. The old watermark is a fleur-de-lis.   1
   A Demy’ of Magdalene College, Oxford, is a “superior” sort of scholar, half a Fellow.   2
 


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