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 +<< [[contents:​index| Dictionary Index]] << [[contents:​t|Definitions under T]]
  
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 +====== Turn for a Letter ======
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 +It often happens that when [[m:​matter|matter]] runs upon [[s:​sorts|sorts]],​ especially in [[c:​capitals|capitals]],​ or some other sorts seldom used, that the [[c:​compositor|compositor]] wants that sort the matter runs on; wherefore he is loth to [[d:​distribute|distribute]] letter for that sort; or perhaps his [[c:​case|case]] is otherwise [[c:​case-full|full]]. Wherefore, instead of that letter or sort, he turns a letter of the same thickness, with the foot of the [[s:​shank|shank]] upwards, and the [[f:​face-letter|face]] downwards; which turned letter being easy to be seen, he afterwards, when he can accommodate himself with the right sort, takes out, and puts the right letter in its room. It is also a word used jocosely in the [[c:​chapel|chapel]],​ when any of the workmen complain of want of money, or any thing else, it shall by another workman be answered. //Turn for it//; viz. Make shift for it. — //​M//​. ​
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