Composing rule
Composing Com*pos"ing, a. 1. Tending to compose or soothe. [1913 Webster]

2. Pertaining to, or used in, composition. [1913 Webster]

{Composing frame} (Print.), a stand for holding cases of type when in use.

{Composing rule} (Print.), a thin slip of brass or steel, against which the type is arranged in a composing stick, or by the aid of which stickfuls or handfuls or type are lifted; -- called also {setting rule}.

{Composing stick} (Print.), an instrument usually of metal, which the compositor holds in his left hand, and in which he arranges the type in words and lines. It has one open side, and one adjustable end by means of which the length of the lines, and consequently the width of the page or column, may be determined. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • composing rule — noun : a thin strip of steel or brass usually type high and having an ear at each upper corner against which type is set in and removed from a composing stick * * * composing rule, a thin piece of brass or steel fitted to the composing stick, on… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Composing — Com*pos ing, a. 1. Tending to compose or soothe. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to, or used in, composition. [1913 Webster] {Composing frame} (Print.), a stand for holding cases of type when in use. {Composing rule} (Print.), a thin slip of brass… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Composing frame — Composing Com*pos ing, a. 1. Tending to compose or soothe. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to, or used in, composition. [1913 Webster] {Composing frame} (Print.), a stand for holding cases of type when in use. {Composing rule} (Print.), a thin slip… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Composing stick — Composing Com*pos ing, a. 1. Tending to compose or soothe. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to, or used in, composition. [1913 Webster] {Composing frame} (Print.), a stand for holding cases of type when in use. {Composing rule} (Print.), a thin slip… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rule — Rule, n. [OE. reule, riule, OF. riule, reule, F. r[ e]gle, fr. L. regula a ruler, rule, model, fr. regere, rectum, to lead straight, to direct. See {Right}, a., and cf. {Regular}.] 1. That which is prescribed or laid down as a guide for conduct… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rule joint — Rule Rule, n. [OE. reule, riule, OF. riule, reule, F. r[ e]gle, fr. L. regula a ruler, rule, model, fr. regere, rectum, to lead straight, to direct. See {Right}, a., and cf. {Regular}.] 1. That which is prescribed or laid down as a guide for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rule of the road — Rule Rule, n. [OE. reule, riule, OF. riule, reule, F. r[ e]gle, fr. L. regula a ruler, rule, model, fr. regere, rectum, to lead straight, to direct. See {Right}, a., and cf. {Regular}.] 1. That which is prescribed or laid down as a guide for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rule of three — Rule Rule, n. [OE. reule, riule, OF. riule, reule, F. r[ e]gle, fr. L. regula a ruler, rule, model, fr. regere, rectum, to lead straight, to direct. See {Right}, a., and cf. {Regular}.] 1. That which is prescribed or laid down as a guide for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rule of thumb — Rule Rule, n. [OE. reule, riule, OF. riule, reule, F. r[ e]gle, fr. L. regula a ruler, rule, model, fr. regere, rectum, to lead straight, to direct. See {Right}, a., and cf. {Regular}.] 1. That which is prescribed or laid down as a guide for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • setting rule — Composing Com*pos ing, a. 1. Tending to compose or soothe. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to, or used in, composition. [1913 Webster] {Composing frame} (Print.), a stand for holding cases of type when in use. {Composing rule} (Print.), a thin slip… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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