agate line


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agate line

n.
A measure of space, usually one column wide and 1/14 of an inch deep, used especially for classified advertisements.

ag′ate line`


n.
a measure of advertising space, one column wide and ¼ of an inch deep.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.agate line - space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertisingagate line - space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising
area unit, square measure - a system of units used to measure areas
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An agate line is 1/14 of a column inch (14 lines per inch).
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