Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Sun Dec 4 21:08:46 UTC 2005

I've seen it spelled as"graph" only, but I've encountered it a number of times.


Fred Shapiro <fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU> wrote:
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Subject: "Graf"

The term "graf," I guess, is journalistese for "paragraph." I don't see
it in the OED or Merriam-Webster's 11th Collegiate. Is this a fairly
common word that has eluded the dictionaries?

Fred Shapiro

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Associate Librarian for Collections and YALE DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS
Access and Lecturer in Legal Research Yale University Press,
Yale Law School forthcoming
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