long s


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long s

n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a lower-case s, printed ʃ, formerly used in handwriting and printing. Also called: long ess
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Lynch has cleaned up the alphabetization a bit and replaced those jarring long s's--the ones that look like f's--with our modern short s.