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|+||====== 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]].|