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  • n. Alternative form of mignonette.
  • n. A size of type between nonpareil and minion, used in ornamental borders etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Small; delicate.
  • n. A size of type between nonpareil and minion; -- used in ornamental borders, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Diminutive; delicate; dainty.
  • n. In printing, a bastard body of type, measuring about 11¼ lines to the inch, smaller than minion and larger than nonpareil, in tended to be the equivalent of the French size “body six” of the Didot system: used by typefounders in the United States chiefly for combination borders planned on the Didot system.


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  • Small and attractive.

    May 2, 2009