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braille

noften cap  :  a system of writing for the blind that uses characters made up of raised dots braille vt brailled  braill*ing  
 
Braille, Louis (1809-1852),
French inventor and teacher. Braille was blind and while at a school for the blind in Paris met Charles Barbier. Barbier had devised a system of writing for the blind in which simple messages coded in dots were embossed on cardboard. In 1824 Braille started work on adapting this system, developing a system in which a six-dot code represented letters and characters. He published treatises on his system in 1829 and 1837.
 
 
 
Similar sounding terms:  ba·ri·lla  bar·ley  Beer's law  bor·re·lia 

 
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