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superscription

 [soo″per-skrip´shun]
something written above; the symbol ℞ or prescription sign (“take thou”), which is the first of four chief parts of a drug prescription.

su·per·scrip·tion

(sū'pĕr-skrip'shŭn),
The beginning of a prescription, consisting of the injunction, recipe, take, usually denoted by the sign Rx.
[L. super-scribo, pp. -scriptus, to write on or over]

superscription

(so͞o′pər-skrĭp′shən)
n.
The part of a prescription that bears the Latin word recipe represented by the symbol ℞.

su·per·scrip·tion

(sū'pĕr-skrip'shŭn)
The beginning of a prescription, consisting of the injunction recipe, (L., take), usually denoted by the sign Rx.

su·per·scrip·tion

(sū'pĕr-skrip'shŭn)
Beginning of a prescription, consisting of injunction, recipe, take, usually denoted by sign Rx.
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How miserably plagud is my deare Constance to haue such a thing to her father as cannot read english but in his Clerks hand nor euer writ superscription but to the Constable & his deputy & that vpon cap paper.
George's Chapel in the cathedral contains the faded fustian of the Tigers, the Royal Leicestershire Regiment, who earned their emblem and soubriquet, plus the superscription "Hindoostan," by battling against the ancestors of those now colonizing Leicester in their historic turn.
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saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said
This synesthetic practice chimes with the keynote sounded in the superscription of S/Z, in which Barthes states that the book was written in accordance with the "listening" ("ecoute"; Richard Miller translates it as "attention") of his auditors at the seminar he gave at the Ecole pratique des Hautes Etudes.
De una despedida amorosa, aunque esta vez no tan tragica, se trata el cuento "Farewell", que lleva como epigrafe los dos primeros versos del soneto "A superscription" de Rossetti, pero traducidos en prosa: "Mirame bien.
The symbolic association of gold with death is not Shakespeare's innovation but lies in his ancient source story of the three caskets in the Gesta Romanorum, in which the gold casket, full of "dead mens bones," is "engraven with this posey, Who so chooseth mee shall finde that he deserueth," while the silver casket is "fylled with earth and wormes" and given the moralizing superscription, "Who so chooseth me shall finde that his nature desireth." (5) Death is what man deserves and what he desires, it seems, the latent consequences of his pursuit of wealth, perhaps even his latent motive as well--he deserves death, he desires death.
Vidal then saluted Adams for perceiving here a likeness with the new United States which, Adams said, was Britain's 'very image and superscription ...
"Render unto Caesar" is only the punch line of a story that begins with a tricky question about paying Roman taxes and continues with Jesus drawing attention to Caesar's "image and superscription" on a coin usable for that purpose.
In his keynote address to the Twelfth Symposium on Gileadian Studies, which is "held as part of the International Historical Association Convention," Pieixoto quips, "the superscription 'The Handmaid's Tale' was appended to [the transcribed tapes] by Professor Wade, partly in homage to the great Geoffrey Ohaucer; but those of you who know Professor Wade informally ...
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I find their arguments compelling, but I believe it can be illuminating to shift attention from such "molar" ideological formations to the field of conflicting micro-forces that compose and differentiate them; also, such a shift can render the interactive continuities between the social and the psychological in a way that does not entail the complete superscription of the psychological or "subjective" by the social or "ideological."