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|+||====== Furniture ======|
|+||The term furniture includes all those pieces of wood that are used in [[b:branching-out|branching out]] pages, or [[j:job|jobs]]; in making [[m:margin|margin]] for the folding of books; and in [[l:locking-up|locking up]] forms when they are [[i:imposing|imposed]]: it is generally classed as [[r:reglet|reglet]], furniture, [[s:side-stick|side sticks,]] [[f:footstick|foot sticks]], and [[q:quoins|quoins]]. The height of it is five eighths of an inch, and ought to be the same as that of [[q:quadrats|quadrats]]; but the [[l:letter-founders|letter founders]] and the joiners vary them both.|
|+||What is usually called furniture is in lengths of a yard each, and commences with narrow, which is equal to a narrow quotation; broad, which is equal to a broad quotation; [[d:double-narrow|double narrow]]; broad and narrow; double broad; broad and double narrow; and narrow and double broad.|
|+||These are used for [[g:gutter|gutters]], heads, and [[b:backs|backs]]; to branch out large jobs; to fill up with when a [[c:chase|chase]] is too large, and to put round a job when imposing, to keep the letter from the iron of the chase. The bottom and two sides are flat, and the top has a groove planed in it lengthways, the arc of a circle; this groove is said to be designed for carrying the water off when the form is washed, but I cannot see the utility of the groove for this purpose; its more obvious use is to lower that part, so that the [[b:balls|balls]] or[[r:roller| rollers]] shall not touch it in inking the form, which prevents the [[f:frisket|frisket]] tearing from its pressure upon the inky furniture and from being continually lifted up.|