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 +<< [[contents:​index| Dictionary Index]] << [[contents:​b|Definitions under B]]
 +====== Blocked Up ======
 +Letter is said to be blocked-up, when in the progress of a work it is all [[c:​composing|composed]],​ and from any cause none of the[[f:​form| forms]] can be worked to disengage part of it, in order to proceed.
 +This may arise — from the Author not returning the proofs regularly — from the [[r:​reader|Reader]] not reading them for press — from a flush of presswork in other works — from the non-attendance or negligence of the [[p:​pressman|pressmen]] — or from [[c:​compositor|compositors]],​ in a [[c:​companionship|companionship]],​ keeping each too much copy in his hands, whereby all the letter is composed before they join their [[m:​matter|matter]]. From whatever cause it arises it is a great detriment, and unhinges the regular train of work, and ought always to be avoided as much as possible. ​
 +The term is also applied when the Pressmen use too much ink in working a form; and when a form has been neglected to be washed, and the ink left to dry on the face — //It is blocked-up with ink//​. ​