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 Fons et Origo (Latin).Fontara’bia. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Font,
 
in printing, sometimes called Fount, a complete set of type of any one size, with all the usual points and accents; a font consists of about 100,000 characters. The word is French, fonte, from fondre (to melt or cast). When a letter of a different type to the rest gets into a page it is called a “wrong font,” and is signified in the margin by the two letters wf. (See TYPE.)   1
   Taken to the font. Baptised. The font is a vessel employed for baptism.   2
 


 Fons et Origo (Latin).Fontara’bia. 

 
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