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, ; : . - ? ! (') [ * § † and other marks, are all by Printers and Founders called Points. — M.
We have now in addition the ‡ || ¶ : but when we speak of points at the present day, it is generally understood to mean those only which are used in punctuation, from the comma to the apostrophe; the parenthesis and crotchet are spoken of by their names; and the others are usually styled marks, or references. For the uses of them. See Punctuation; and each point or reference under its own name.