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“Small letters”; letters of the alphabet that are not capital letters or upper-case letters.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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  • It will be observed that the distinction between capital and lower-case letters is one of form, not of size.

    Capitals Frederick W. Hamilton
  • In the earlier forms the lower-case letters were rough and uncouth, much resembling the Gothic forms.

    The Uses of Italic Frederick W. Hamilton
  • The lower-case letters given are a type that may be used in conjunction with the capitals.

  • The lower-case letters designating certain Fraunhofer lines: a, b, g, h.

    The Uses of Italic Frederick W. Hamilton
  • Page 28: "Ano" and "Dni" originally were printed with overscores above the lower-case letters.

    The Lake of Geneva Joseph E. Morris
  • If there are one enumeration and one subdivision, the Arabic figures and the lower-case letters are used.

    Why We Punctuate William Livingston Klein
  • Some punctuators enclose in parentheses figures and lower-case letters when used before paragraph-enumerations.

    Why We Punctuate William Livingston Klein
  • Later the italic characteristics were given to capitals as well as lower-case letters.

    Capitals Frederick W. Hamilton

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