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|+||====== Coffin ======|
|+||That part of a wooden press, in which the stone is bedded.|
|+||[[t:type-founders|Type Founders]] usually send small quantities of [[s:sorts|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 [[f:fount-cases|fount cases]], or where they are [[c:case-full|full]], [[c:compositor|compositors]] do the same with superfluous sorts; these conical papers are called //Coffins//. |
|+||The [[f:frame|frame]] and bottom of a [[s:slice|slice]] galley, into which the slice slides, is also called the coffin. //See// [[g:galley|Galley]]. |