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Opposite of beheaded

Opposite of beheaded

Opposite of beheaded

It is not really the opposite - it is chopping off the opposite end. I'm looking for a way of describing text that has the top and bottom are not visible. Basically

hay looks like nav

Initially I was thinking of topped and tailed but not sure whether that sounds right or not in this context.

Then I thought maybe beheaded and betailed but that didn't sound right. Probably no such word as betailed or befooted.

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Beheaded is not a technical term, per se; it describes the removal of someone's head, typically by sword or axe. As such, there is no corresponding term for the act of removing someone's feet or rear.

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RE: Opposite of beheaded

I'd use the typographical terms: ascender & descender. lost, missing, truncated, deleted, omitted ascenders and descenders.

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Shaved top and bottom?

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RE: Opposite of beheaded

Sans-... sounds printy enough. I think I'll use that.

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Just think, there was a time when someone said, "How do you call a font that removes the flourishes at the tips of letter strokes?". Someone replied "Those flourishes are called serifs, so I guess sans-serif", and BAM! sans-serif font was born.

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'Sans-serif' sounds a lot better than 'without-flourishes' winky smile

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RE: Opposite of beheaded


The UNIX commands for reading text are head and tail, although this sounds like the opposite of what you are doing.


RE: Opposite of beheaded

The text was "cropped".

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"de-prefixed" and "de-suffixed"?

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TheTick, I almost diode laughing at that one.

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RE: Opposite of beheaded

I was going to say reheaded...
As in putting the head back one. LOL

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RE: Opposite of beheaded

I think you had the perfect description in your original post.


text has the top and bottom are not visible so that 'hay' looks like 'nav'

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RE: Opposite of beheaded

I didn’t get the example at first. It’s the removal of the ascenders and the descenders.

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RE: Opposite of beheaded

Quote (typically by sword or axe)

or with one of my projects, a snowmobile bridge...

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RE: Opposite of beheaded

Trimmed top and bottom.

RE: Opposite of beheaded

with brain


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