User Tools

Site Tools



This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

Link to this comparison view

b:bow-letter [2018/03/30 02:05] (current)
Line 1: Line 1:
 +<< [[contents:​index| Dictionary Index]] << [[contents:​b|Definitions under B]]
 +====== Bow the Letter ======
 +When [[c:​compositor|compositors]] pick a bad letter out of a[[f:form| form]] in [[c:​correcting|correcting]],​ it is usual to rub the face of it on the stone and to //bend// the [[s:​shank|shank]],​ if it be not a thick letter; this is done to prevent such letters being distributed and used again; in Moxon'​s time it was styled //bowing// a letter. After the form is locked-up and the stone cleared, these //bowed// (or //bent//) letters are thrown into the [[s:​shoe|shoe]].