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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name given (with qualifying term) to many kinds of pointed black-letter used iu engrossing or printing special documents or books, being retained or imitated from the text of late modieval manuscripts or early printed books: as, church text, chancery text, etc.
  • n. The style or face of any letter or type selected for the text of a book.

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