(formerly) a size of printer's type approximately equal to 11 point
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How to use small pica in a sentence
Printed on small pica it would run to eight hundred pages, and could never pay.Waverley | Sir Walter Scott
The foreman thereupon jumped on Mr. Visscher with a small pica wrought iron side stick.Remarks | Bill Nye
His status should be differentiated and embalmed in due longitudinal sections of small pica.The Army Mule and Other War Sketches | Henry A. Castle
The type resembles our small pica, and the paper has the water-mark Auvergne 1749.
Printed on small-pica it would run to eight hundred pages, and could never pay.Waverley, Or 'Tis Sixty Years Hence, Complete | Sir Walter Scott