Text hand
Text hand Text hand, Text-hand Text"-hand`, n. A large hand in writing; -- so called because it was the practice to write the text of a book in a large hand and the notes in a smaller hand. [1913 Webster]

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  • Text-hand — Text hand, Text hand Text hand , n. A large hand in writing; so called because it was the practice to write the text of a book in a large hand and the notes in a smaller hand. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • text-hand — textˈ hand noun A large hand in writing, orig one suitable for the text of a manuscript book • • • Main Entry: ↑text …   Useful english dictionary

  • text hand — n. large handwriting: so called from its former use to distinguish the text of manuscripts from notes …   English World dictionary

  • text hand — noun : a style of handwriting marked by the use of large letters * * * handwriting characterized by large neat letters. [1535 45] * * * text hand, 1. a style of handwriting in which large, bold letters are formed. 2. (originally) one of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • text hand — handwriting characterized by large neat letters. [1535 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • Text — (t[e^]kst), n. [F. texte, L. textus, texture, structure, context, fr. texere, textum, to weave, construct, compose; cf. Gr. te ktwn carpenter, Skr. taksh to cut, carve, make. Cf. {Context}, {Mantle}, n., {Pretext}, {Tissue}, {Toil} a snare.] 1. A …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Text blindness — Text Text (t[e^]kst), n. [F. texte, L. textus, texture, structure, context, fr. texere, textum, to weave, construct, compose; cf. Gr. te ktwn carpenter, Skr. taksh to cut, carve, make. Cf. {Context}, {Mantle}, n., {Pretext}, {Tissue}, {Toil} a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Text letter — Text Text (t[e^]kst), n. [F. texte, L. textus, texture, structure, context, fr. texere, textum, to weave, construct, compose; cf. Gr. te ktwn carpenter, Skr. taksh to cut, carve, make. Cf. {Context}, {Mantle}, n., {Pretext}, {Tissue}, {Toil} a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Text pen — Text Text (t[e^]kst), n. [F. texte, L. textus, texture, structure, context, fr. texere, textum, to weave, construct, compose; cf. Gr. te ktwn carpenter, Skr. taksh to cut, carve, make. Cf. {Context}, {Mantle}, n., {Pretext}, {Tissue}, {Toil} a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • text´less — text «tehkst», noun. 1. the main body of reading matter in a book, as distinct from the notes, supplements, and indices: »This history book contains 300 pages of text and about 50 pages of maps, pictures, notes, explanations, and questions for… …   Useful english dictionary

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