A size

A size

[′ā ‚sīz]
(engineering)
One of a series of sizes to which trimmed paper and board are manufactured; for size A N, with N equal to any integer from 0 to 10, the length of the longer side is 2-(2 N- 1)/4meters, while the length of the shorter side is 2-(2 N + 1)/4meters, with both lengths rounded off to the nearest millimeter.
Of a sheet of paper, the dimensions 8.5 inches by 11 inches (216 millimeters by 279 millimeters).
References in classic literature ?
Thence we sailed to the isle of Rohat where the camphor trees grow to such a size that a hundred men could shelter under one of them with ease.
It was a hint that I ought to be starting out to seek adventures and get up a reputation of a size to make me worthy of the honor of breaking a lance with Sir Sagramor, who was still out grailing, but was being hunted for by various relief expeditions, and might be found any year, now.
What struck me as most remarkable about this assemblage and the hall in which they were congregated was the fact that the creatures were entirely out of proportion to the desks, chairs, and other furnishings; these being of a size adapted to human beings such as I, whereas the great bulks of the Martians could scarcely have squeezed into the chairs, nor was there room beneath the desks for their long legs.
For the peoples of the west to be able to make their warlike movement to Moscow it was necessary: (1) that they should form themselves into a military group of a size able to endure a collision with the warlike military group of the east, (2) that they should abandon all established traditions and customs, and