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NONPAREIL (Fr. non, and pareil, like,...

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Originally appearing in Volume V19, Page 738 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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NONPAREIL (Fr. non, and pareil, like, Lat. par), having no equal, unrivalled. Apart from its uses as a descriptive name for particularly fine kinds of fruit, &c., and of certain birds, moths and butterflies, the chief application of the word in English is, in printing, to a size of type between " emerald " and " ruby," in the United States of America between minion " and " agate " (see TYPOGRAPHY).
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NONSUIT (Fr. non suit, he does not pursue)

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