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The unit of measure in printing. The standard is a pica M; and the width of a line is measured by the number of such M’s that would stand side by side in the “stick.” This dictionary is in double columns; each column equals 11 pica M’s in width, and one M is allowed for the space between. Some work is made up to 10 1/2, 20 1/2, etc., ems; and for the half-em printers employ the letter N, which is in width half a letter M. As no letter is wider than the M, and all narrower letters are fractions of it, this letter forms a very convenient standard for printing purposes.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Eloquent
Elshender
Elsie
Elves
Elvidna
Elvino
Elvira (Donna)
Elvish or Elfish
Elysium
Elzevir
Em
Embargo
Embarras de Richesse
Ember Days
Ember Weeks
Emblem
Emblems of the Jewish Temple
Embryo
Emelye
Emerald Isle
Emeralds

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