I bought a ream of paper and kept it close at hand.
Of course, things were supposed to go on as normal for the next few hours until she could really ream him out.
In fact, I think the ream of paper sitting next to my printer is actually the same package I bought when I got to New York.
For months I worked nonstop grinding out the detailed specification for the system - a monumental ream of paper going into incredible detail covering a gigantic object model and programming environment.
Diving in Spain was hampered in the past by a police state that wanted a ream of paperwork before you were allowed to do anything.
A block of stamps the size of a ream of A4 paper would be worth a quarter of a million pounds - and you could just put it under your arm and walk away.
A further development was to use a brace and bit to ream out (as bone dust) burr holes about 1 cm in diameter.
This printer has just about everything you're looking for in a package only slightly larger than a ream of paper.
Sounding rods were used before antibiotics to ream out a gonorrhoea-mangled urethra.
Oskar has convinced Bruno to buy him a ream of blank white paper (Oskar terms it ‘virgin’ paper) so that he can write out his autobiography.