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Cursive   Listen
adjective
Cursive  adj.  Running; flowing.
Cursive hand,a running handwriting.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Cursive" Quotes from Famous Books



... sheaf of papers, some white and new, others yellow-grey with age, and yet others which were sheets of the ancient papyrus. The writing on these was in the old Hermetic character; of the rest some were in cursive Greek and some in Coptic. A few only were in English, and about half a dozen in Russian. He read them all with equal ease, and although he knew their contents almost by heart, he pored over them for a good half-hour with scarcely so ...
— The Mummy and Miss Nitocris - A Phantasy of the Fourth Dimension • George Griffith

... there may have been a wooden block hollowed out for a stool, but in the matter of a table he is relentless. So when Cortes, in his despatch to the emperor, speaks of the "wine-cellar" and of the presence of "secretaries" at dinner, Mr. Morgan observes, "Since cursive writing was unknown among the Aztecs, the presence of these secretaries is an amusing feature in the account. The wine-cellar also is remarkable for two reasons: firstly, because the level of the streets ...
— The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2) - with some account of Ancient America and the Spanish Conquest • John Fiske

... hireoglyphics of the Egyptians were almost invariably painted with the liveliest tints; and when similar hireoglyphics were executed on a reduced scale, and in a more cursive form upon papyri or scrolls made from the leaves of the papyrus the pages were written with both black ...
— Forty Centuries of Ink • David N. Carvalho



Words linked to "Cursive" :   longhand, script, minuscule, round hand, hand, running hand, handwriting, italic, cursive script, copperplate



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