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ASTERISK (from Gr. oo-repicreos, a li...

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 792 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ASTERISK (from Gr. oo-repicreos, a little star), the sign* used in typography. The word is also used in its literal meaning in old writers, and as a descriptioh of an ornamental form (star-shaped) in one of the utensils in the Greek Church.
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ASTHMA (Gr. avBµa, gasping, whence lio-Ogaivw, I g...

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