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|+||====== Composing Rule ======|
|+||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]].|