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    What is the term when using a word in an image form such as HUGE in all caps or hill in the form of a hill?

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    You mean printing something in a way to make it look like the thing it spells? I think I've run across that word, but I couldn't find it when I looked for it in my Word Treasury.

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    Do you know what a portmanteau word is?

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    There is a word, but the closest I can come up with now is 'ideographic'. ;-(

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    I couldn't think of the word, so I tried to change the subject.

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    A good strategy.

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