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.
In the paper, set to be published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics , the team concluded that planets b and c (each world goes by a lower-case letter), experience tidal heat, and that planet c likely has little to no water, but mostly iron and rock.
He also included a picture showing a diamond-shaped symbol with the lower-case letter "m" on each point.
Paint Color Hours of Aging 252 504 Gouache Brown 0.726 A,a (0.232) 0.940 A,a (0.167) Blue 1.275 B,a (0.228) 2.224 B,b (0.152) Paint Color Hours of Aging 1,008 Gouache Brown 1.644 A,b (0.474) Blue 2.961 B,c (0.424) 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 < 0.05) by the Tukey Test.
The contemporary fonts have three versions of each lower-case letter, so a letter--or, more logically, an envelope--looks one-to-one.
Her distinction between' labour with a capital letter' (the process of becoming' the new [Soviet] man, a new personality') and 'labour with a lower-case letter' (the daily work-day routines of the working class, the new heroes of Soviet cinema after the 1920s) is a very productive one in the discussion of Stalinist and Thaw cinema.
I added a straight edge with the palm of my left hand to make a lower-case letter "b"--"b" for "before." Oh!
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.
A critical factor in determining how much white space there can be inside a lower-case letter is its x-height - the height of the lower-case letters (a, c, e, m, n, o ...
(Strike-throughs in this text are strike-overs, using the lower-case letter x, in the Draft A ts.)