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 +<< [[contents:​index| Dictionary Index]] << [[contents:​c|Definitions under C]]
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 +====== Composing Rule ======
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 +A piece of [[b:​brass-rules|brass rule]] cut to the length of the [[m:​measure|measure]],​ with a small ear or beak projecting at one end, by which to take it out. This rule is laid in the [[c:​composing-stick|composing stick]], and the letters arranged upon it; when the line is full, the rule is taken out by the projecting part, and laid upon the line composed, and this process is continued till the [[s:​stickfull|stick is full]], when the rule is laid upon the last line as before, the whole of the [[m:​matter|matter]] in the stick is then grasped tight with both hands, (the rule preventing it from bursting,) taken out of the stick, and deposited in a [[g:​galley|galley]].
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