, a. 1. Written or printed in black letter; as, a black-letter manuscript or book.
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2. Given to the study of books in black letter; that is, of old books; out of date.
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Kemble, a black-letter man!
J. Boaden.
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3. Of or pertaining to the days in the calendar not marked with red letters as saints' days; -- compare red-letter. Hence: Unlucky; inauspicious.
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