But among reams of waterlogged documents, troops wading in water four feet deep spotted Hebrew lettering among the Arabic.
Vineberg stood before the bench in a black winter coat with lettering on the back that mystified the unhip.
The second is much easier to read because the letters are packed closer together, and also the lines of lettering are nearer.
There was lettering, too, upon the undermost side when the man turned it over.
It is easier to follow a proof where some system is shown in lettering the figures.
A practical purpose to which lettering is often put is the marking of linen.
Another way often used, and also indicated here, is for the lettering to be separate, with a band of ornament beneath it.
One sort has in place of the Greek lettering an Aramean inscription.
After this is settled, the size of the lettering should be taken into consideration.
The explanation of the lettering is the same as that given for Figs.
1640s, "act of writing;" 1811 as "act of putting letters on something," verbal noun from letter (v.).
c.1200, "graphic symbol, alphabetic sign, written character," from Old French letre (10c., Modern French lettre) "character, letter; missive, note," in plural, "literature, writing, learning," from Latin littera (also litera) "letter of the alphabet," of uncertain origin, perhaps via Etruscan from Greek diphthera "tablet," with change of d- to l- as in lachrymose. In this sense it replaced Old English bocstæf, literally "book staff" (cf. German Buchstabe "letter, character," from Old High German buohstab, from Proto-Germanic *bok-staba-m).
Latin littera also meant "a writing, document, record," and in plural litteræ "a letter, epistle," a sense first attested in English early 13c., replacing Old English ærendgewrit, literally "errand-writing." The Latin plural also meant "literature, books," and figuratively "learning, liberal education, schooling" (see letters). School letter in sports, attested by 1908, were said to have been first awarded by University of Chicago football coach Amos Alonzo Stagg. Expression to the letter "precisely" is from 1520s (earlier as after the letter). Letter-perfect is from 1845, originally in theater jargon, in reference to an actor knowing the lines exactly. Letter-press, in reference to matter printed from relief surfaces, is from 1840.
"one who lets" in any sense, c.1400, agent noun from let (v.).
in Rom. 2:27, 29 means the outward form. The "oldness of the letter" (7:6) is a phrase which denotes the old way of literal outward obedience to the law as a system of mere external rules of conduct. In 2 Cor. 3:6, "the letter" means the Mosaic law as a written law. (See WRITING.)