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

(formerly) a size of printer’s type approximately equal to 8 point


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