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That part of a wooden press, in which the stone is bedded.
Type Founders usually send small quantities of sorts in brown paper made into a cone, and twisted at the small end, similar in shape to what grocers use for small articles; where there are no fount cases, or where they are full, compositors do the same with superfluous sorts; these conical papers are called Coffins.
The frame and bottom of a slice galley, into which the slice slides, is also called the coffin. See Galley.