Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A size of printingtype, a little less than 7 lines to the inch, intermediate between the sizes pica (larger) and long-primer (smaller). It is equal to 11 points in the new system. See point, 14 , and pica. This is small-pica type.

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Examples

  • Thirty-three small-pica lines news in a daily journal in a King's Capital of 170,000 inhabitants is surely not an overdose.

    A Tramp Abroad

  • The reading-matter is compressed into two hundred and five small-pica lines, and is lighted up with eight pica headlines.

    A Tramp Abroad

  • Thirty-three small-pica lines news in a daily journal in a King's Capital of one hundred and seventy thousand inhabitants is surely not an overdose.

    A Tramp Abroad — Volume 07

  • Printed on small-pica it would run to eight hundred pages, and could never pay.

    Waverley — Volume 1

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