in printing, sometimes called Fount, a complete set of
type of any one size, with all the usual points and accents; a font
consists of about 100,000 characters. The word is French, fonte,
from fondre (to melt or cast). When a letter of a different type
to the rest gets into a page it is called a “wrong font,” and is
signified in the margin by the two letters wf. (See
Taken to the font.
Baptised. The font is a vessel employed for baptism.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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