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 for lower case
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Case \Case\ (k[=a]s), n. [OF. casse, F. caisse (cf. It. cassa),
     fr. L. capsa chest, box, case, fr. capere to take, hold. See
     Capacious, and cf. 4th Chase, Cash, Enchase, 3d
     Sash.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. A box, sheath, or covering; as, a case for holding goods;
        a case for spectacles; the case of a watch; the case
        (capsule) of a cartridge; a case (cover) for a book.
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     2. A box and its contents; the quantity contained in a box;
        as, a case of goods; a case of instruments.
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     3. (Print.) A shallow tray divided into compartments or
        "boxes" for holding type.
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     Note: Cases for type are usually arranged in sets of two,
           called respectively the upper and the lower case. The
           upper case contains capitals, small capitals,
           accented and marked letters, fractions, and marks of
           reference: the lower case contains the small letters,
           figures, marks of punctuation, quadrats, and spaces.
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     4. An inclosing frame; a casing; as, a door case; a window
        case.
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     5. (Mining) A small fissure which admits water to the
        workings. --Knight.
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  74 Moby Thesaurus words for "lower case":
     abecedarian, allographic, alphabetic, ascender, back, bastard type,
     beard, belly, bevel, black letter, blackface, body, bold-faced,
     boldface, cap, capital, case, chromotypic, chromotypographic,
     counter, descender, em, en, face, fat-faced type, feet, font,
     full-faced, graphemic, groove, ideographic, italic, letter,
     lettered, lexigraphic, ligature, lightface, literal, logogrammatic,
     logographic, logotype, majuscule, minuscular, minuscule, nick,
     phototypic, pi, pica, pictographic, point, print, roman,
     sans serif, script, shank, shoulder, small cap, small capital,
     stamp, stem, stereotypic, transliterated, type, type body,
     type class, type lice, typecase, typeface, typefounders,
     typefoundry, typographic, uncial, upper case, upper-case
  
  

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