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depeditate /dee-ped'*-tayt/ /n./ [by (faulty) analogy with
`decapitate'] Humorously, to cut off the feet of. When one is
using some computer-aided typesetting tools, careless placement of
text blocks within a page or above a rule can result in chopped-off
letter descenders. Such letters are said to have been depeditated.
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