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special sort

(printing) a character, such as an accented letter, that is not a usual member of any fount Also called peculiar, arbitrary
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  • When he went on, it was with gestures as if he were making a speech, but it was a special sort of speech.

    The Pirates of Ersatz Murray Leinster
  • A seal is in this respect a special sort of "effectual sign."

    To My Younger Brethren

    Handley C. G. Moule
  • Wherever we go in the body, there we find some special sort of cell.

    Natural Wonders Edwin Tenney Brewster
  • But was there any special sort of gun required, as then they could suit me in an instant.

    The Hills and the Vale Richard Jefferies
  • It's made of a special sort of silk, woven just for this purpose.

    The Brimming Cup Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  • Exulting indeed he was but it was a special sort of exultation which seemed to take him by the throat like an enemy.

    Chance Joseph Conrad
  • It does not require a special sort of negative, but is adapted to give good prints from negatives widely different in quality.

  • Afterwards it was customary to eat a special sort of hasty-pudding made of wheaten flour.

    Balder The Beautiful, Vol. I. Sir James George Frazer
  • Towards the end of the century Italy comes forward as the great purveyor of books of a special sort.

  • They are made from very fine and exquisitely prepared plates and printed on a special sort of paper.

    Paul and the Printing Press Sara Ware Bassett

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