from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Printing A style of type originating in the 1700s and characterized by slight contrast between light and heavy strokes and slanting serifs.
  • noun The method of reckoning dates according to the Julian calendar.

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  • noun a typeface (based on an 18th century design) distinguished by irregularity and slanted ascender serifs and little contrast between light and heavy strokes


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