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Justifying

Spacing a line out so that it fits with a proper degree of tightness in the measure of the composing stick; — placing a wood cut in a page, and filling up the vacancies with leads, scaleboards, quadrats, quotations, or furniture, so that when the form is locked up, the wood cut shall be fast, and the lines above and below it even; — fixing any other matter in a similar way in a page. — With pressmen, putting cards into the head of a wooden press, and screwing it up until the pull be proper, is termed Justifying the Head, or Justifying the Pull. See Hard Pull.

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