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Baseline

the writing line, i.e., the line on which the minims, the ascenders, and the majuscules are written

Bifolia

double sheets of parchment/vellum

Bilinear script

script composed of uppercase letters

synonym(s): Majuscule

Biting

the convergence or joining of two letters (often, de, po, etc.)

Bartholomew on the Chameleon

synonym(s): Fusion, Juncture

Bounding lines

marginal lines that aid in line justification and text division

synonym(s): Ruling

Bow

curved stroke in a letter, e.g. b or o

Bartholomew on Perverse Angels

Byname

a well-known manuscript's familiar name (or nickname)