A small type much used in book and job offices and on newspapers. In size it is between agat and minion, and equals in body half a pica. By the point system it is six points, several larger sizes of type being its multiples as three-line nonpareil or five-line nonpareil. Twelve lines make an inch…

[cite: American Dictionary of Printing and Bookmaking (1894)]

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