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Composing stick

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  1. an instrument used to assemble pieces of metal type into words and lines which are later bound into a forme, set in a galley and printed

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 2, 2009
  2. a term from letterpress printing and typesetting

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  3. Some composing sticks had one adjustable end allowing the length of the lines and consequent width of the page or column to be set, with spaces of different sizes being used to make up the exact width

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 2, 2009
  4. Other early composing sticks were fixed to the width of a newspaper column, when newspapers were still composited by hand

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  5. The compositor takes the letter blocks from the boxes (compartments) of the type case and places them in the composing stick, working from left to right and placing the letters upside down with the "nick" to the top

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