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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Demy  \De*my"\,  n.;  pl  {Demies}.  [See  {Demi-}.] 
  1.  A  printing  and  a  writing  paper  of  particular  sizes.  See 
  under  {Paper}. 
 
  2.  A  half  fellow  at  Magdalen  College,  Oxford.  [Written  also 
  {demi}.] 
 
  He  was  elected  into  Magdalen  College  as  a  demy;  a 
  term  by  which  that  society  denominates  those 
  elsewhere  called  ``scholars,''  young  men  who  partake 
  of  the  founder's  benefaction,  and  succeed  in  their 
  order  to  vacant  fellowships.  --Johnson. 




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