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superscription

‘writing above’. The sovereign writes her name at the top rather than signing at the end as in SUBSCRIPTION.
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The poor coin, trampled down in the mire of the streets, still bears upon it the image and superscription of the king.
If she had symptom, she should choose one or more among the symptoms listed in the superscription (roughness, breaking voice, voice with air, lack of air, weak voice, pain while talking, effort to talk, fatigue to talk, burning throat, tight throat, dry throat, sore throat, itchy throat, scratchy throat, lump in the throat, and phlegm).
It is the story of Spenser's 'Hap Hazard' Irish estate, both the fruit of dispossession and the productive site for the circulation of household gifts such as Colin Clout itself, sent to Walter Raleigh with a friendly superscription. It is the story of the Irish mantle, its damnable versatility a response to extreme environmental privation; and of the Shepherd of the Sea's verses, elicited by Cynthia's disdain; and of the wondrous, 'subtile' (217) boat that mysteriously appears to receive Colin Clout and safely carry him over the wilderness sea, almost as if born out of it (212-25).
Government should check that superscription to the pirates by frequent patrolling by coast guard.
Kite asks Jack to sympathize with his longing for home and family: "The very Image and Superscription of my Brother, two Bullets of the same Caliber were never so like; sure it must be Charles" (3.2.220-22).
City librarian Geoff Dart, who knew more about Cardiff than anyone I know, writing in Stewart Williams' Cardiff Yesterday (Volume 17), had this to say: "Of all the imposing developments carried out by Soloman Andrews in the city centre, the one which has the most historical significance for me is Andrews Buildings in Queen Street bearing the superscription 'Erected by S Andrews and Son 1896 AD'.
Chinese cash had a square hole in the center symbolizing Earth surrounded by the circle of Heaven, with a superscription of the emperor, son of Heaven and Earth.
The most obvious is that seventy-three of the Psalms begin with a superscription (introductory verse) that identifies the composition as being "L'David." Though the phrase has other meanings (which we will discuss shortly), its simplest translation is "of David." Thus, these Psalms are regarded as being created by David, and by extension the book in its entirety was attributed to him.
The first part is given the superscription Exitus (outflow), as it is primarily concerned with the rootedness of creation within the life of God.
"The superscription of the bank upon a piece of paper," Elgine Groseclose (1934: 70) observes, "became a better certificate of valid money than the seal of the state upon the coin, and because it was not, like coin, subject to wear and abrasion, it became a more acceptable medium of payment than the actual metal." In England goldsmidis rose to prominence as bankers and note issuers after Charles I, in 1640, seized 120,000 [pounds sterling] of precious metal that had been delivered to the Tower of London for coining.
It can be noted that superscription and transcription were written in almost all patients (100.0% and 95.7% respectively).