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Scaleboard

Is that kind of scale commonly sold by some iron mongers in bundles; and of which, the scabbards for swords are made: the Compositor cuts it quadrat high, and to his length. — M.

Till within these last few years it was supplied by the Printers Joiners in bundles of sixty sheets each, four feet long, and varying in width from five inches to ten; it is now supplied in slips quadrat high. In Moxon's time It appears to have been used to branch out matter as we use leads at present, but, as these are so much superior, they have superseded it in that department; and it is now seldom employed, except in forms next the crosses, to facilitate the making of register at press, and in making margin uniform. — See Paper.

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