a size of type approximately 8-point, between minion and bourgeois. Historical Examples The Silver Poppy Arthur Stringer Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, March 8, 1916 Various Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions Slason Thompson Up To Date Business Various noun (formerly) […]
having short wings; brachypterous.
having a short beak or bill.
art is long, life is short. a mark (˘) over a vowel to show that it is short, or to indicate a specific pronunciation, as ŭ in (kŭt) cut. Law. an initial writ. a writ, as one issued by a court of law. Music. the longest modern note, equivalent to two semibreves or whole notes. […]