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hand-letter

[hand-let-er] /ˈhændˈlɛt ər/
verb (used with object)
1.
to print by hand:
She hand-lettered a “for sale” sign.
Origin of hand-letter
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10

hand letter

noun
1.
a brass letter, mounted in a handle, for printing on the cover of a handbound book.
Origin
First recorded in 1885-90
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