black letter

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black letter:

see typetype,
for printing, was invented in China (c.1040), using woodblocks. Related devices, such as seals and stamps for making impressions in clay, had been used in ancient times in Babylon and elsewhere.
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It announced, in gorgeous Old English script that "Love is." The idea affected me profoundly--but then, at age fifteen, many unexpected things affect one profoundly.
A tattoo of the name "John" is written in fine script in the clavicular region of his right upper chest; a black outlined tattoo, 9 by 4 inches, of a peacock is on his right upper back; and an old English script letter "E" or "F" is on his left forearm.
(15) On the proportions of Old English script at the period, see Ker, Books, Collectors, 34-5.