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2011-11-17 08:00:00

Just in time for the Holidays, leftyslefthanded.com introduces calligraphy sets for left-handers. At the request of its customers, Lefty's designed two elegant calligraphy sets, handsomely boxed with left-handed nibs in three sizes, real India ink, and an attractive long, hardwood nib holder. Now lefties can express their artistic flair by making beautiful handwritten Holiday invitations and cards. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 17, 2011 Just in time for the Holidays,...

2010-12-16 11:15:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, National Industries for the Blind (NIB) called for websites and information services to become more accessible to people who are blind, noting this will broaden employment opportunities for a community that experiences 70 percent unemployment nationwide. Thomas Panek, Vice President of Relationship Management at NIB and a person who is blind, offered expert testimony at a public hearing convened by the Department of Justice in...

2009-10-14 08:00:00

TOKYO, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Platinum Pen Co., Ltd. begins in October 2009 the overseas sale of a new fountain pen model highly popular in Japan for its nib that gives a feel of genuinely smooth writing despite its super-low price. The Platinum PPQ is a family of fountain pens acceptable to people of a broad range of ages and, at the same time, giving a feel of genuinely smooth fountain pen writing satisfactory even to long-time users. PPQ ink is available in seven different colors and...


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2010-09-16 15:36:53

Unlike its predecessor, the dip pen, the fountain pen holds its ink in a internal reservoir which is drawn through a feed to the nib by way of gravity and capillary action. Due to its way of operating the fountain pen requires little to no pressure to write. The ink in the reservoir may be re-filled manually via an internal "filler mechanism or through use of removable reservoirs of pre-filled ink. The first known recorded use of the fountain pen dates back to the 10th century....

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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