brevier

Related to brevier: breviary, nonpareil

brevier

(brəˈvɪə)
n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (formerly) a size of printer's type approximately equal to 8 point
[C16: probably from Dutch, literally: breviary; so called because this type size was used for breviaries]
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From the Brevier Stereotype plates belonging to the Society upwards of 46,000 Bibles were printed by Mr.
Pearl, 184 | Nomparel, 150 | Brevier, 112 | Long-Primmer, 92 | Pica, 75 | English, 66 | Great-Primmer, 50 | Double-Pica, 38 | Two-Lin'd English, 33 | Great-Cannon.
Mayette knew that Brevier had been reinterpreting classics for decades (including his 1985 gospel reworking of Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus).
In "A Font of Type" Whitman refers to the printer's arsenal as "This latent mine--these unlaunch'd voices--passionate powers, / Wrath, argument, or praise, or comic leer, or prayer devout." When he states parenthetically "(Not nonpareil, brevier, bourgeois, long primer merely)," he means that these points of type (listed in ascending order of size: 6-, 8-, 9-, and 10-point) are to be regarded as more than inert characters, "pallid slivers" though they may be; they are expressive of character, and must be enlisted by the page-bound poet as part of a carefully orchestrated system of vocal notation (PP, 614).
The Drapiers at the time compiled and published by contract with the Indiana General Assembly the Brevier Legislative Reports.
Pastores sagra2 (bre4erende pastoors): La palabra 'brevier' significa 'breviario', seguimos por la linea de lo 'dogmatico' y llegamos a 'limpido' (limpidos'), voz poetica cuya posible relacion con lo inmaculado aqui tambien encajaria.
18 Ludwig Nohl has simply 'Aus Plutarch': Beethovens Brevier, Leipzig, 1901, p.
If Monica would like enlightenment on ems, picas, Ruby, Brevier, points, camels, stones, side-sticks, quoins, thick, thins and middles, or any other old printers' terms, I would be happy to oblige.