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|+||====== Devil ======|
|+||The [[p:pressman|pressman]] sometimes has a week boy to take sheets, as they are printed, off the [[t:tympan|tympan]]: these boys do in a printing house commonly black and daub themselves; whence the workmen do jocosely call them //Devils//; and sometimes //Spirits//, and sometimes //Flies//. — //M//.\\|
|+||The boys that make the fires, sweep the rooms, assist in the warehouse, and go on errands, are now called //[[d:devil|Devils]]//, or //Printers Devils//; but in the trade they are generally styled //Errand Boys// and //Warehouse Boys//. //See// [[f:fly|Fly]]. |