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 for Long primer
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Long primer \Long" prim"er\n. (Print.)
     A kind of type, in size between small pica and bourgeois.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Primer \Prim"er\, n. [Originally, the book read at prime, the
     first canonical hour. LL. primae liber. See Prime, n., 4.]
     1. Originally, a small prayer book for church service,
        containing the little office of the Virgin Mary; also, a
        work of elementary religious instruction.
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              The primer, or office of the Blessed Virgin. --Bp.
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     2. A small elementary book for teaching children to read; a
        reading or spelling book for a beginner.
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              As he sat in the school at his prymer. --Chaucer.
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     3. (Print.) A kind of type, of which there are two species;
        one, called long primer, intermediate in size between
        bourgeois and small pica [see Long primer]; the other,
        called great primer, larger than pica.
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     Note: Great primer type.
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