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