long primer
Primer Prim"er, n. [Originally, the book read at prime, the first canonical hour. LL. primae liber. See {Prime}, n., 4.] 1. Originally, a small prayer book for church service, containing the little office of the Virgin Mary; also, a work of elementary religious instruction. [1913 Webster]

The primer, or office of the Blessed Virgin. --Bp. Stillingfleet. [1913 Webster]

2. A small elementary book for teaching children to read; a reading or spelling book for a beginner. [1913 Webster]

As he sat in the school at his prymer. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

3. (Print.) A kind of type, of which there are two species; one, called {long primer}, intermediate in size between bourgeois and small pica [see {Long primer}]; the other, called {great primer}, larger than pica. [1913 Webster]

Note: Great primer type. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Long primer — Long prim er . (Print.) A kind of type, in size between small pica and bourgeois. [1913 Webster] Note: This line is printed in long primer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Long Primer — (engl., spr. praimer), s. Schriftarten …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Long Primer — (engl., spr. preihmĕr), Schriftgattg., s.v.w. Korpus …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • long primer — Корпус (Korpus, Long Primer)     Шрифт, кегль [высота шрифта, размер] которого равен 10 пунктам (long primer3,51 мм в системе pica [типометрическая система применяемая в Америке и Великобритании]; long primer3,76 мм в системе Дидо [европейская… …   Шрифтовая терминология

  • long primer — noun : an old size of type (approximately 10 point) between bourgeois and small pica compare point system * * * Print. a 12 point type. [1590 1600] * * * long primer, a size of printing type (10 point) …   Useful english dictionary

  • long primer — Print. a 12 point type. [1590 1600] * * * …   Universalium

  • Long primer — Корпус (шрифт кегля 10) …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • long primer — 12 point type (printed letters), typographical measure equal 12 points …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Two-line long primer — Текст (шрифт кегля 20) …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • Primer — Prim er, n. [Originally, the book read at prime, the first canonical hour. LL. primae liber. See {Prime}, n., 4.] 1. Originally, a small prayer book for church service, containing the little office of the Virgin Mary; also, a work of elementary… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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