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 +====== Brace ======
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 +A character cast in metal thus marked <​wrap ​ fontsize-15em>​}</​wrap>​. The [[c:​compositor|compositor]] is to have these cast of several breadths, viz. to several number of lines of a designed body (most commonly of [[p:​pica|Pica]] body) that they may [[h:​hook-in|hook in]] or brace so many lines as his [[c:​copy|copy]] may show him. —// M//.\\
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 +It is used in poetry at the end of a triplet, or three lines which have the same rhyme. ​
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 +Braces are also used to connect a number of words with one common term, and are introduced to prevent a repetition in writing or printing. — //​Murray//​.\\ ​
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 +Braces are cast to different bodies as high as [[e:​english|English]];​ and braces on [[l:​long-primer|Long Primer]] are now cast from three to eight ems in length, which look much neater than the old fashion of middles and corners, filled up with[[m:​metal-rules| metal rules]]. ​
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 +The [[l:​letter-founders|founders]] in casting long Braces always make the swell in the face of them proportionably thick to their length, so that in using them with small letter they look heavy and clumsy; I would recommend that long Braces should be cast to a small body, not larger than [[b:​brevier|Brevier]],​ and the faces of all the lengths uniform, so that when there happens to be a range of them of different lengths in a page they might harmonize, and not make such an incongruous appearance as they now do. When Braces are wanted longer than those already cast, I would not use middles and corners, but make them of Brass Rule in one continued piece, which has a better appearance than when they are [[j:​join|joined]],​ and which may be made with a file in a neat manner by any clever [[c:​compositor|compositor]]. ​
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