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.
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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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With an open agate line rate of $1.42 for weekday issues and $1.75 on Sundays (compared with a CNU modular agate line rate of $4.63 Sunday to Friday in the Free Press, and $5.94 on Saturdays), Davies contends that the advertiser is getting good value for his ad dollar.
An agate line is 1/14 of a column inch (14 lines per inch).
Could the answer -- at least a subliminal one -- lie in the agate line printed above the headline, which said, "The following article is based on reporting by Dean Baquet, Jeff Gerth and Stephen Labaton and was written by Mr.