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Baptismal basin for the consecrated water used during the Sacrament of Baptism. It is commonly formed from a large block of stone, hollowed out and elaborately carved with Christian ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

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...of Helmold of Bosau about the Polabian Slavs. [ See also Arabs ; Baltics , subentry on Sources (500–1300) ; Germany , subentry on Sources (911–1024) and Prokopios of Caesarea .] Bibliography Primary Sources Bartoňková, Dagmar , et al., eds. Magnae Moraviae fontes historici . 2d ed. Brno, Czech Republic: Ústav Klasických Studií, Masarykova Univerzita, Filozofická Fakulta, 2008. Cosmasof Prague . Die Chronik der Böhmen des Cosmas von Prag . Edited by Bertold Bretholz . Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Scriptores Rerum Germanicarum, new...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

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...; Godfrey of Bouillon ; Manuel I Komnenos ; Ménfő, Battle of ; and Muhi, Battle of .] Bibliography Engel, Pál . The Realm of St. Stephen: A History of Medieval Hungary, 895–1526 . Translated by Tamás Pálosfalvi . Edited by Andrew Ayton . London: I. B. Tauris, 2001. Font, Márta . Koloman the Learned, King of Hungary . Szeged, Hungary: Szegedi Középkorász Mőhely, 2001. Fügedi, Erik . Castle and Society in Medieval Hungary (1000–1437) . Translated by J. M. Bak . Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1986. Kosztolnyik, Z. J. . From Coloman the Learned to...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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... . Receptacle for baptismal water, in the W. normally made of stone. In early times, it was a large basin below ground level; water was poured over the candidate who stood in the font. When affusion became the prevalent form of Baptism in the W., fonts became smaller and higher. In the E. a portable font, usually made of metal, is now...

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A Dictionary of the Internet (4 ed.)

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... A typographical term for a collection of alphabetic and other characters which are displayed in a certain style. There are thousands of fonts in existence, ranging from the likes of Baskerville which has been in existence for two centuries, to more modern fonts such as...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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... Water pool or pedestal and basin (usually of *stone or marble) for the administration of *baptism . In the MA fonts were usually erected near the principal door of the church, and were normally large enough to effect the threefold immersion of infants in the water. David J. Kennedy F. Nordström , Mediaeval Baptismal Fonts: An Iconographical Study ...

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication (3 ed.)

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... ( type font ) 1. Traditionally, a complete set of characters for one size (e.g. 10 point) and style (e.g. italic) of a particular typeface design (e.g. Garamond). 2. In digital contexts, the whole character set for a particular typeface regardless of size, since any size can be rendered from a single font file. ...

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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... The vessel, often at the side or rear of a church, which contains water that is blessed and used for...

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A Dictionary of Computer Science (7 ed.)

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2016
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...most common scalable-font systems are TrueType and PostScript fonts. A font usually has proportional spacing , where each character and symbol is allotted a horizontal space commensurate with its width (as in the print you are now reading). In monospace (or fixed pitch ) fonts , such as Courier, each character or symbol is allocated the same width, as on a typewriter. See also kerning . Font . Commonly used fonts ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 rev. ed.)

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...churches the font stands either in a separate chapel ( baptistery ) or is railed off in a locked enclosure. The 1969 (RC) Ordo Baptismi lays down that the font may be in any convenient part of the church to allow the congregation to assemble for Baptisms. In the Orthodox Church it is now customary to employ a portable font, made of metal and kept in the sacristy when not in use. [ T. Combe ], Illustrations of Baptismal Fonts (1844), with introd. by F. A. Paley . F. Bond , Fonts and Font Covers (1908); C. J. Wall , Porches and Fonts (1912),...

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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2003
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...the end of the Middle Ages and these also contained fonts. Early fonts could be either square or circular in form, and were usually fitted with a flat lid. Most fonts were made of stone, although other materials such as marble, lead, copper, and bronze were also used. They were often decorated in relief with scenes, the most popular being the Baptism of Christ (e.g. the bronze circular font designed by Rainer of Huy , in the church of S. Barthélemy, Liège, c. 1107–18 ). From the 13th century octagonal fonts became fashionable, and were often elaborately...

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A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (3 ed.)

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... Basin for consecrated water used during the Sacrament of Baptism. Commonly formed from a large block of stone, hollowed out and elaborately carved with Christian symbols, it is supported on a short pier or cluster of colonnettes set on a stepped plinth or platform. Font-covers adorned with pinnacles and finials , raised on ropes and pulleys, and sometimes coloured, were not unusual in the medieval period. Bond ( 1908 ) ; Paley ( 1844...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture (2 ed.)

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...the Reformation did not deal quite so harshly with fonts as it did with stained glass and rood screens. In many churches the font was replaced by a basin placed near the pulpit, but during the Commonwealth there was a wholesale destruction of fonts. After the Restoration in 1660 they were returned to their original position and function. The Wren parish churches, built after the Great Fire of London in 1666 , though they followed the Reformed Church design of the auditory church, placed the font in its traditional position near the door. The Reformed...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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2013
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...scrolls in an arcade. Lead fonts were made in France between the 12th and 15th centuries. French manufacture has been suggested for an exceptional font ( c. 1200 ; Brookland, St Augustine) with cycles of the Labours of the Months and Signs of the Zodiac arranged in two registers. The former theme also appears on the 12th-century font at Saint-Evroult-de-Montfort (Orne). There is less evidence for the casting of pewter fonts, although there were important workshops in Bohemia from the early 15th century. (iii) Font covers. Since the hallowed water...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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2010
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... The vessel in a church which contains the consecrated water for baptism. Most are carved from a large block of stone and consist of a basin (lined with lead) carried on a short column or pier usually elevated on a plinth or series of...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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... or fount A complete set of type of the same body and face with all the points, accents, figures, fractions, signs and so on that ordinarily occur in printed books and papers. A complete fount (which includes italics) consists of over 200 separate pieces of type, without the special characters needed in almanacs , astronomical and medical works and so forth. The word is Old French fonte , ‘founding’, ultimately from Latin fundere , ‘to melt’. Like other printing terms, the word has now passed into computer jargon, in which it is used for the range of...

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2016
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... . Technology has changed the meaning of this term. In the days of hot type, a font was one set of a typeface, in a single size (e.g., 9 point) and style (e.g., bold italic). The advent of phototypesetting allowed characters of different sizes to be made from a single master, as on a filmstrip, and later several styles of the same type family could be carried on the master as well. Computers, of course, can hold many typefaces and many variations of the same family. So today, rather than one size and style of a typeface, font most often denotes a whole...

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A Dictionary of the Internet (4 ed.)

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...font A font where each character in the font has the same...

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A Dictionary of the Internet (4 ed.)

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...font A font whose characters have different widths. See also monospaced font...

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A Dictionary of the Internet (4 ed.)

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... substitution The process that occurs when a document using a set of fonts is required and where one or more of the fonts are not available. A non-available font is substituted by a similar font that is...

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A Dictionary of the Internet (4 ed.)

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...font A font which can be expected to reside on any computer that accesses a Web page . A typical generic font is Times New...

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