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long primer

noun Printing.
  1. a 12-point type.
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Origin of long primer

First recorded in 1590–1600
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Historical Examples of long primer

  • It was a folio, pro patria size, in pica, with long-primer notes.

    Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin; Written by Himself. [Vol. 1 of 2]

    Benjamin Franklin


British Dictionary definitions for long primer

long primer

noun
  1. (formerly) a size of printer's type, approximately equal to 10 point
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