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A sloping Horse
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Form or bench pressmen set the heaps of paper on. See also Ancient Customs. — M.

In Moxon's time it appears the pressmen used what was then called a Horse, only for the paper when working, which we now call a Bank; we have in addition what is termed a horse, set upon the bank; this horse is made sloping down to the fore edge, and the white paper is placed on it; the pressman is thus enabled to draw the sheets down with the nail of his thumb, or a piece of wood, bone, or ivory, with more facility than if it were laid horizontal, and it is more convenient to remove to the tympan, as the horse is raised near to it, and inclines in the same direction.

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