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 +<< [[contents:​index| Dictionary Index]] << [[contents:​b|Definitions under B]]
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 +====== Bow the Letter ======
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 +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]].
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