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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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1 Chesham Square written on it in black letters. Chesham Square was at least sixty yards away, and Mr Verloc, cosmopolitan enough not to be deceived by London's topographical mysteries, held on steadily, without a sign of surprise or indignation.
Far away was a pilot boat with a big sail bearing dim black letters, and a little pinkish-yellow light, and it was rolling and pitching, rolling and pitching in a gale, while he could feel no wind at, all.
Some Air Force aircraft maintainers can go an entire career without achieving a black letter flight, but a dedicated crew chief at the Air Force Reserve's 932nd Airlift Wing, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, signed his name to three black letter flights within a four-month period recently.
District Court for the Southern District of New York, one of the first judges to endorse TAR, recently proclaimed that the right to use TAR for high-volume electronically stored information (ESI) cases is "now black letter law," reported Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC.
"Rather than purely advising clients on black letter law relating to licensing issues, this qualification has given me a fresh perspective in seeing things from my clients' point of view," he said.
"In substantive terms, the case law developments have been more consistent with existing black letter principles than evolutions to address sympathetic borrower scenarios.
The fourth annual festival will take place at the Creaky Cauldron museum in Henley Street, reputedly one of the most haunted houses in the country, and is being organised by Black Letter Days, providers of the most authentic supernatural experiences in the UK.
Skillet performs with Hawk Nelson, Decyfer Down and the Black Letter at 6:45 p.m.
Mirza Ahmad, barrister and chief legal officer for Birmingham City Council, has supported the Black Letter Law campaign to increase the number of ethnic minority lawyers in the profession.
The collection's second section is well headed by Zachary Lesser's "Typographic Nostalgia: Play-Reading, Popularity and The Meanings of Black Letter." 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.
The white-faced Welsh sheep have a black letter "P" on the right and clipped ears.