- a 12-point type.
Origin of long primer
First recorded in 1590–1600
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Examples from the Web for 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]
- (formerly) a size of printer's type, approximately equal to 10 point