a size of type approximately 8-point, between minion and bourgeois.
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
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. […]
shortness of time or duration; briefness: the brevity of human life. the quality of expressing much in few words; terseness: Ironically, it is long-winded Polonius in Shakespeare’s Hamlet who famously says that brevity is the soul of wit. Historical Examples Birth of a Reformation Andrew Byers noun (pl) -ties conciseness of expression; lack of verbosity […]