black letter

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Synonyms for black letter

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


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English-speaking students and teachers, daunted by thick volumes of Gothic script, can be grateful that for issues of religion in one of the major figures of modern philosophy there is now a summary and interpretation.
But the numbers are now in Gothic script with thick black outlines, similar to those worn in the 1950s and 60s and much easier to spot from high in the stands.
the old German Gothic script and the "Gabelsbergersche `Redezeichenkunst'" respectively) continues to cause editorial problems.
They were accompanied by a certificate that detailed the special features and carried the owner's name in gothic script.
Then I'm getting Johan Cruyff's national insurance number done in Gothic script across my shoulder blades and Franz Beckenbauer's driving licence on my right buttock.
So, while Annlee made an appropriately ghostly appearance on a glow-in-the-dark poster, the gallery show's wall labels were in the same skinny gothic script of the captions in the Paris exhibition catalogue.
The fourth meaning, however, undercuts the third, since Fraktur refers to ornate Gothic script that is the opposite of plain speech and instead suggests to contemporary readers the breach, celebrated by deconstruction, between world and text.
The name appeared on the packet in black gothic script above a lurid skull.
The card, with "I Love You" printed on it, also had a handwritten quote in Gothic script from the teenage sweethearts' hero, Nirvana star Kurt Cobain .