a) A sheet of paper 7 to 10 inches high and 4.5 to 6 inches wide, the size varying with the large original sheet used to create it. Made by folding the original sheet three times to produce eight leaves.
b) A book of octavo pages.
Syn: 8°, 8vo, O

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