Definitions of Fac

  1. A large ornamental letter used, esp. by the early printers, at the commencement of the chapters and other divisions of a book.

Usage examples for Fac

  1. Put up with labels and seals as per fac similes here given. – Photogravure by Henry R. Blaney
  2. " Ef ye'll notice, now," said he, " it's a fac 'at whenever Big Medicine goes to make a big surge to lift a box, he fust takes a peep at the gal, an' that 'ere seems to kinder make 'im 'wax strong an' multiply, ' as the preacher says, an' then over goes the box!" – Hoosier Mosaics by Maurice Thompson
  3. She draws from the atmosphere that she may reproduce a fac simile of everything she finds upon the surface of the body. – The-Light-of-Egypt-or-the-science-of-the-soul-and-the-stars-Volume-2 by Burgoyne, Thomas H.
  4. The minister of the British court, resident here, remains; but Mr. Eden, their ambassador to Spain, under pretence of taking this in his route, is in truth their fac totum in the present emergency. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  5. Under these circumstances, I was even allowed to take a copy of the letter, of which I now furnish a fac simile. – The Monikins by J. Fenimore Cooper
  6. Of these signatures he has given a fac simile; for which the Reader, in common with myself, is here indebted to him. – A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  7. Most certainly, if the former views of the Antigua planters resemble those held by pro- slavery men in this country, their present sentiments are a fac simile of those entertained by the immediate abolitionists. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  8. And he flaunted before my eyes in the moonlight the fac simile of my letter, verbatim copy, save that in his Cosmo was put in the stead of Augustus. – Cecil Castlemaine's Gage, Lady Marabout's Troubles, and Other Stories by Ouida
  9. There are two or three younger men in blue jackets and goat- skin breeches; as many women in folded linen head- dresses, and red or blue skirts; and a sprinkling of children of both sexes, in costumes the miniature fac similes of their elders. – Walks in Rome by Augustus J.C. Hare
  10. It's a great honor, Prue, for all the upper- class girls, and even the unmarried women on the Fac – Prudence of the Parsonage by Ethel Hueston
  11. The crown was a fac simile of that worn by Queen Philippa, and was ornamented with diamonds and precious stones. – Gossip in the First Decade of Victoria's Reign by John Ashton
  12. Robert continued: And here is Undercliff's fac simile of the forged note. – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  13. He returned with another stick, apparently an exact fac simile of the other, and placed it by the side of the other. – Martin Hewitt, Investigator by Arthur Morrison
  14. Not that piece of paper, but the original; this is a fac simile, so far as the writing is concerned. – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  15. So the artist is obliged to take Algiers in the lump; in spite of himself he will find himself forced into a scrupulous exactitude, nothing must be passed over, and so his pictures are at best only the truth, photographic truth and the naturalness of a fac simile. – Modern Painting by George Moore
  16. Here is my fac simile of the Robert Penfold indorsed upon the bill by the prisoner. – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  17. " Your fac he said. – Legacy by James H Schmitz
  18. Plagas, sicut Thomas, non intueor, Deum tamen meum Te confiteor; Fac me Tibi semper magis credere, In Te spem habere, Te diligere. – On Prayer and The Contemplative Life by St. Thomas Aquinas