Definition of Hair stroke

1. Noun. A very fine line in writing or printing.

Generic synonyms: Hairline

Definition of Hair stroke

1. Noun. (printing) a fine line drawn out at the top or bottom of a letter ¹

2. Noun. (penmanship) a line as fine as a hair ¹

3. Noun. (behavior) a soothing gesture ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hair Stroke

hair root
hair salon
hair salons
hair salt
hair seal
hair shaft
hair shirt
hair shirts
hair slide
hair space
hair spaces
hair spray
hair sprays
hair stone
hair streams
hair stroke (current term)
hair style
hair styling
hair stylist
hair stylists
hair tie
hair ties
hair tonic
hair transplant
hair trigger
hair whorls

Literary usage of Hair stroke

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal (1860)
"... or truth expressed, both of which may be as well given in a line the twelfth of an inch broad as with a hair-stroke. VICTOR HUGO—LA LEGENDE DES SIECLES. ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"A very slender line made in writing or drawing; a hair-stroke.—2. lu printing, a very thin line .... there are many others. hair-stroke (här'strök), ». 1. ..."

3. Household Elegancies: Suggestions in Household Art and Tasteful Home Decorations by C S Jones, Henry T. Williams (1877)
"K is commenced with a hair-stroke, gradually made broader and Fig. 9. ... 10. heavier, and then slowly withdrawn into a graceful hair-stroke; ..."

4. Practical Cosmophonography: A System of Writing and Printing All the by Francis Fauvel-Gouraud, Francis Marion Craig (1850)
"... observed that uie hair- stroke which begins the first part of the letter, gives it a rounding inclination, from left to right, but which is still more ..."

5. Every Man His Own Teacher, Or, Lancaster's Theory of Education, Practically by John Preston (1817)
"4 ; then make a curved ell, and join the hair stroke to the stem of the h, or line No. ... For instance, continue the hair stroke of ac, with fine dots, ..."

6. A Dictionary of the Art of Printing by William Savage (1841)
"b and h. b is perfectly closed below, h is somewhat open, and ends at the bottom, on one side, with a hair stroke. " f and f. f has a horizontal line above. ..."

7. Printing: A Practical Treatise on the Art of Typography as Applied More by Charles Thomas Jacobi (1908)
"{ has a little hair stroke below on the left. v (u) and y (V)). tt is closed, 1) is somewhat open below, and ends with a hair stroke. As will be seen, ..."

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