lower-case letter

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Noun1.lower-case letter - the characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type caselower-case letter - the characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case
grapheme, graphic symbol, character - a written symbol that is used to represent speech; "the Greek alphabet has 24 characters"
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Tarzan first had been attracted to it by the fact that it was very short and that it commenced with a larger g-bug than those about it--a male g-bug it was to Tarzan, the lower-case letters being females.
It would tire you to remember that DO meant b, TU o, and RO y, and that to say he-boy you must prefix the ape masculine gender sound BU before the entire word and the feminine gender sound MU before each of the lower-case letters which go to make up boy--it would tire you and it would bring me to the nineteenth hole several strokes under par.
He also included a picture showing a diamond-shaped symbol with the lower-case letter "m" on each point.
424) Means followed by the same upper-case letter in the column and the same lower-case letter in the line did not differ statistically at the significance level of 5% (p < 0.
I added a straight edge with the palm of my left hand to make a lower-case letter "b"--"b" for "before.
Each of the 26 puzzles containing an upper--and lower-case letter along with a word that starts with the letter and the word's picture.
Designed both as a corporate mark and for animated internet applications, the company's new brand identity is a cartoon character based on the lower-case letter g.
Strike-throughs in this text are strike-overs, using the lower-case letter x, in the Draft A ts.
More height is needed to allow the ascenders and descenders of lower-case letters, and to include the "holes" and other features of B, P, and R, for example.
Include upper and lower-case letters, numbers and symbols to make passwords harder to crack -- you can see the best tips for creating strong passwords here.
Good ones tend to be a mix of 7-15 upper- and lower-case letters, numbers, and symbols.
It was 'jejemon' text, a tired Sublay told the Inquirer in an interview, referring to a local youth lingo that shortens words or spells them with numerals and symbols, sometimes alternating upper and lower-case letters.