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pil·crow

 (pĭl′krō′)
n.
The symbol (¶).

[Alteration (influenced by crow) of Middle English pilcraft, pilcrow, paragraph, alteration (influenced by Middle English pill, to peel, make bald, and craft, skill, work, piece of work) of Old French paragrafe, pelagraphe, paragraph; see paragraph.]

pilcrow

(ˈpɪlkrəʊ)
n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) typography a typographical symbol (¶) used to mark the start of a paragraph
Translations
Absatzzeichen
pied-de-mouche
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Those who started out in the tradition of punctuation marks, when a pilcrow was a pilcrow, can now understand why so many punctuation marks were mis-appropriated and re-assigned in the digital age: irony.
What makes Pilcrow different from the legion of English coming-of-age novels is not that John is gay, which is by now part of the territory, but that John is severely disabled--so disabled that even sitting in a wheelchair is a major physical accomplishment.
Mars-Jones sets Pilcrow in the 1950's and early 60's.