from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The metal base on which the face of a type is cast. ‘Body’ is used to describe the height of a type as it appears in print, as pica or l2-point body, or as nonpareil or 6-point body. It does not define the width of a type. The square or emquadrat of a type is understood as its body.
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