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c:carriage [2018/03/30 02:05] (current)
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 +<< [[contents:​index| Dictionary Index]] << [[contents:​c|Definitions under C]]
 +====== Carriage ======
 +The carriage is that part of the [[p:​press|press]] that runs in under the [[p:​platen|platen]],​ including the [[p:​plank|plank]],​ [[c:​coffin|coffin]],​ &c. I am aware that many printers call the long wooden [[r:​ribs|ribs]] and [[f:​frame|frame]] the carriage; but I am also satisfied that they misname that part of the press: for who ever heard of running in the long ribs? yet to run in the carriage is a common expression; and the name implies that the article moves or travels. This word bore the signification which I assign to it in the seventeenth century, for Moxon uses it in this sense. //See// [[r:​run-in-carriage|Run in the Carriage]].