Origin of superscription
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Yet the superscription is of his dictating, I dare say, for he is a formal wretch.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
Under the superscription, written with a pencil, after she went down.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
I said, in deep-toned grief, as I looked up from the superscription, "is that honest!"The Cavalier
George Washington Cable
It was wet, and the ink of the superscription was beginning to run.A Son of Hagar
Sir Hall Caine
This, without signature or superscription, he put into an envelope, and addressed.The Manxman
- the act of superscribing
- a superscribed title, address, etc
- the symbol (℞) at the head of a medical prescription, which stands for the Latin word recipe (take)
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- The part of a prescription that bears the Latin word recipe represented by ℞.
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