The head of a stem (especially of an ascender) should be slightly wider than the foot (fig. 83).
Before reaching the half ascender made a spurt and was third, but he soon died away, Drake Carter taking third place.
A lowercase letter that extends above the "x-height" (the height of the letter "x"), such as "d", "t", or "h". Also used to denote the part of the letter extending above the x-height.