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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Attributive form of black letter
  • n. Written or printed in black letter.
  • n. Given to the study of books in black letter; old-fashioned.
  • n. Of or relating to the days in the calendar not marked with red letters as saints' days; unlucky; inauspicious.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Written or printed in black letter.
  • adj. Given to the study of books in black letter; that is, of old books; out of date.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the days in the calendar not marked with red letters as saints' days; -- compare red-letter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name now given to the Gothic or Old English letter, which was introduced into England about the middle of the fourteenth century, and was the character generally used in manuscripts and in the first printed books. It is still, with various modifications, in common use in Germany.
  • Written or printed in black-letter: as, a black-letter manuscript or book.

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