Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A style for writing; a stylus.
  • n. A genus of hyphomycetous fungi having the fertile hyphæ closely united into an elongate stipe-like fascicle and bearing at the summit simple hyaline conidia. Over 60 species have been described, occurring mostly on decaying vegetable matter.

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  • [95] The stylus, or graphium, was an iron pen, broad at one end, with a sharp point at the other, used for writing upon waxen tables, the leaves or bark of trees, plates of brass, or lead, etc.

    The Lives of the Twelve Caesars, Volume 01: Julius Caesar

  • The bishop makes a cross (a cross pattée with a pendant and the A and O [mega] is figured in the book) with a graphium (style), saying an antiphon "Sicut unguentum in capite etc.", and a prayer and benediction, both referring to the healing of the sick.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • If thou wouldst send love to thy sister, take graphium and parchment, and write fast as a scribe.

    Harold : the Last of the Saxon Kings — Volume 11

  • Upon a small tripod before her was a Runic manuscript, and an inkstand of elegant form, with a silver graphium, or pen.

    Harold : the Last of the Saxon Kings — Volume 01

  • Meroving., vi, 62: * Vidimus et tabulas ipsius martyris et corneum graphium. '

    Archaeologia, or, Miscellaneous tracts relating to antiquity [microform]

  • All this no doubt the good abbess faithfully fulfilled; and stimulated by his friendship and these encouraging epistles, she set all the pens in her monastery industriously to work, and so gratified the Saxon missionary with those book treasures, which his soul so ardently loved; certain it is, that we frequently find him thanking her for books, and with famishing eagerness craving for more; one of his letters, [263] full of gratitude, he accompanies with a present of a silver graphium, or writing instrument, and soon after we find him thus addressing her:

    Bibliomania in the Middle Ages

  • We shall find that Augustus caused it to be removed.] [Footnote 95: The stylus, or graphium, was an iron pen, broad at one end, with a sharp point at the other, used for writing upon waxen tables, the leaves or bark of trees, plates of brass, or lead, etc.

    De vita Caesarum

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