from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A size of type, measuring about ninety lines to the foot, next larger than bourgeois and smaller than small-pica.
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O, that the featherless jaybirds now trying to twitter in long-primer type would apply the soft pedal unto themselves, would add no more to life's dissonance and despair!
Her eyes were old and weak -- sharp enough to discover the short-comings of Mr. Sheldon's young maid-servants, but too feeble even for long-primer.
My favorite symbol would be a good font of type, where the impeccable long-primer rejects nothing.
She managed to secure an old Ramage printing-press and a font of battered long-primer type, with which, aided by runaway apprentices and tramping journeymen printers, she published, on Capitol Hill, for several years, a small weekly sheet called the _Huntress_.
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