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 +<< [[contents:​index| Dictionary Index]] << [[contents:​c|Definitions under C]]
  
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 +When several bodies of letter are set in a page, [[c:​compositor|compositors]] to [[j:​justify-pull|justify]] that page to an exact length, put a card to some white line, or other break, and lengthen out the page the thickness of a card. [[p:​pressman|Pressmen]] also use a card for an [[u:​underlays|underlay]]. —// M//​.\\ ​
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 +Cards are rarely used now for these purposes; in[[m:​make-up| making up]] pages, [[l:​leads|leads]] and [[s:​scaleboard|scaleboards]] are used, and, where great nicety is required, a careful compositor will cut slips of smooth even paper and use them where a lead or a scaleboard would be too much. At press, [[u:​underlays|underlays]] are not used for types; and where an [[e:​engravings-wood|engraving on wood]] is much too low, the pressman will underlay it with thick wrapper paper. In fact, cards are an article that neither [[c:​composing|composing]] rooms nor press rooms are supplied with. 
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