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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Black Letter.
 
The Gothic or German type, So called because of its black appearance. The initial items of this book are now called “black letter,” sometimes called “Clarendon type.”   1
 


 Black Leg.Black Letter Day. 

 
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