It was based on the pica size most extensively in use in this country.
Replaced in California west of the Sierras by Pica nuttalli.
These are made in lengths of one yard and in sizes of 6-point (nonpareil), 12-point (pica), and 18-point.
Pica gages are scales marked off in units of 12-point (and half, or 6-point).
The mother, whose name was Pica, may have been of Provenal or French blood.
Phaeton only smiled, and went on distributing type into his case of pica.
Pietro entreated and threatened, Pica wept and caressed, but all in vain.
The smallest size for practical use is 48-point, or 4-line pica.
No,” says Pica, “from all such pomps and vanities as style, she will be quite clear.
For it seems Pica has a room to herself, and will not give it up or take in any one.