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A compositor usually says, I am out, meaning he has set out his page, form, or copy. — M.

When a compositor has omitted a word or words, a line, a sentence, a paragraph, a page or a leaf of copy, which sometimes does happen, each of these omissions is called an Out: thus we say, An out of a word — of two words — of a line, &c.

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