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1) pica 1. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1a. A printer's unit of type size, equal to 12 points or about 1/6 of an inch. b. An equivalent unit of composition measurement used in determining the dimensions...

2) pica 2. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...An abnormal craving or appetite for nonfood substances, such as dirt, paint, or clay. New Latin pca, from Latin, magpie (from its omnivorous nature)....

3) Type. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Pica (large type), litera pica ta, the great black letter at the beginning of some new order in the liturgy. 1 Brevier' (small type), used in printing the breviary....

4) Em. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...The unit of measure in printing. The standard is a pica M; and the width of a line is measured by the number of such M s that would stand side by side in the "stick."...

5) eating disorders. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...that comprise four categories: anorexia nervosa, bulimia, rumination disorder, and pica. Anorexia nervosa is characterized by self-starvation to avoid obesity. People...

6) magpie. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...name for certain birds of the family Corvidae (crows and jays). The black-billed magpie, Pica pica, of W North America has iridescent black plumage, white wing patches...

7) Pic'ador (Spanish). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...A horseman; one who in bull fights is armed with a gilt spear (pica-dorada), with which he pricks the bull to madden him for the combat. 1...

8) magpie. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...blue, or green plumage with white markings and noted for their chattering call. The species Pica pica, the black-billed magpie, is widespread in the Northern Hemisphere....

9) Piccadil'ly (London). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Elizabeth. The lace was called piccadilly lace, from its little spear-points (a diminutive of pica, a pike or spear). In the reign of James I. the high ruff was called...

10) em. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...unit of measure for matter set in that size of type. b. Such a measure for 12-point type; a pica....

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