Origin of fount1
Definition for fount (2 of 2)
noun British Printing.
Examples from the Web for fount
The Vatican Bank, a fount of scandal for 40 years, is being investigated for money laundering.
Republicans treat government as the source of most collective ills, Democrats as the fount of most collective benefits.Paul Krugman’s Dismissal of Structural Causes for U.S. Employment Problem Is Misguided|Zachary Karabell|May 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The fount was in him from the first; but it bubbled forth before he had digged a definite channel for it.Kentucky Poems|Madison J. Cawein
After months of rest, the fount of mental energy which had been exhausted in me the year before had filled again.A Writer's Recollections (In Two Volumes), Volume II|Mrs. Humphry Ward
“I suppose this is the fount of English undefiled on which I drew,” he commented.Ethel Morton at Sweetbrier Lodge|Mabell S. C. Smith
To believe in a woman, to make her your human religion, the fount of life, the secret luminary of all your least thoughts!Albert Savarus|Honore de Balzac
It is strange that men should deem that fount a fable, when its liquor fills more bottles than the congress-water!