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 +<< [[contents:​index| Dictionary Index]] << [[contents:​f|Definitions under F]]
  
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 +The [[p:​pressman|pressman]] who has wrought the longest at that press, except an apprentice, for he must allow any journeyman, though new come, that style, is distinguished by the name of //First//, the other his //Second//, these call one another [[c:​companion|companions]]:​ generally the master printer reposes the greatest trust upon the care and curiosity for good work of the First; although both are equally liable to perform it.
 +All the privilege that the First has above the Second is, that the First takes his choice to[[p:pull| pull]] or [[b:​beat|beat]] the agreed stint first: and that the Second [[k:​knock-up-balls|knocks up the balls]], washes the [[f:​form|forms]],​ teazes wool, and does the other more servile work, while the First is employed about [[m:​making-register|making register]], ordering the [[t:​tympan|tympan]],​ [[f:​frisket|frisket]],​ and [[p:​points|points]],​ &c., or otherwise making ready the form, &c. — //​M//​.\\ ​
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 +At the present day there is no such distinction;​ both the pressmen are equal, are equally responsible for the work, and take all the respective parts without any distinction;​ unless one of them be an acknowledged superior workman, and then he will, as a matter of course, take the lead in [[m:​making-ready|making ready]], but in nothing else. 
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