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Origin of brevier
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Bourgeois, bur-jois′, n. a kind of printing type, larger than brevier and smaller than longprimer.
Two columns of brevier—without the adornment of the usual line-cut.The Silver Poppy|Arthur Stringer
This is the day when I have to make up my five columns—seven hundred lines, brevier type.
A complete series of type of a particular size is called a font; as a font of brevier, or of pica.Up To Date Business|Various
We also enclose samples of long primer, bourgeois and brevier sizes of type.Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions|Slason Thompson