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 +====== Throw ======
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 +Both [[c:​compositor|compositors]] and [[p:​pressman|pressmen]],​ when they gamble in the office, or take a chance for any advantage arising in work, generally //throw for it//; that is, they take nine em [[q:​quadrats|quadrats]],​ usually English, and, shaking them well together in the hollow of both their hands, throw them upon the [[i:​imposing-stone|imposing stone]], or [[p:​press-stone|press stone]], and he who throws most [[n:​nick|nicks]] upward in three times is the winner. They choose quadrats with three deep nicks in each, when such a fount is in the office, as being most easily distinguished. ​
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