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a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries


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Undoing the silver clasps, he opened the volume, and took from among its black-letter pages a rose, or what was once a rose, though now the green leaves and crimson petals had assumed one brownish hue, and the ancient flower seemed ready to crumble to dust in the doctor's hands.
One limped across the floor like a gouty grandfather; one set a pair of spectacles astride of his nose, and pretended to pore over the black-letter pages of the book of magic; a third seated himself in an arm-chair, and strove to imitate the venerable dignity of Dr.
It occurs less frequently than a blue moon and is rarer than a no-hitter in Major League Baseball, but black-letter initials on an aircraft inspection form do happen, as a C-130 crew chief at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, recently found out.
And we will work with our fellow veterans service organizations, military organizations and associations, and others to move these bills through the legislative process and into black-letter law.
England) and Malena (a protection associate with UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, in Italy) blend legal, sociological, and policy-oriented research in order to investigate the combined effects of black-letter law and practical realities on inequalities experienced by non-EU migrants and asylum-seekers in the EU.
Holmes said the medical tribunal should take "a balanced view rather than trying to make a black-letter law on what is or isn't flirting".
Tesseract (including fracture / black-letter recognition) and the Linux port of Cuneiform (BSD licence) OCR engines are used for text recognition.
The books are accompanied by Magic Memory Outline software that is designed to help students in synthesizing and summarizing the black-letter law and use acronyms and tips to assist in memorizing legal elements.
Questioning previous associations of black-letter print with popular literature, Lesser convincingly connects this ubiquitous typeface with instances of what he calls a "typographic nostalgia," and he ultimately calls for a semiotic approach to black-letter, one that assumes that the font's meaning was dependant upon the particular context of its use and reception.
At the Web site, users may access online images of each ballad in several sizes as high-quality facsimiles; in addition, the archive provides online "facsimile transcriptions," which preserve the ballads' original "look" with all their ornamental woodcuts, while transcribing the black-letter font into easily readable white-letter or roman type.
The links seemed tentative at best between Nikola Savic's decorative abstractions; Adrian Kovacs's sophisticated painterly play with the semantics of art history and the mythologies of the artist; the interventionist micropractices of collectives like SKART and Asocijacija Apsolutno; or the perverse and angry critique of totalitarianism in Dragoljub Rasa Todosijevic's installation Gott liebt die Serben (God Loves the Serbs), 1993/2002, which featured a giant red wall-mounted swastika and a text, set in a heavy black-letter font, about a Serbian woman who curses God and socialism alike.
Conventional wisdom might say that the Democratic takeover of the Senate was a black-letter day for the natural gas industry.