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long primer

noun

, Printing.
  1. a 12-point type.


long primer

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of long primer1

First recorded in 1590–1600

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Example Sentences

We also enclose samples of long primer, bourgeois and brevier sizes of type.

These notes seem to have been equivalent to about 600 pages of an ordinary crown octavo book printed in long primer.

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

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

But anything smaller than pica I do not read with comfort, and below long primer I cannot read at all.

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