Composing-stick

  • 1 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

  • 2 composing stick — n. a hand held adjustable metal tray in which a compositor sets type into words …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 Composing stick — A composing stick loaded with metal movable type, lying on a lower case with larger boxes for more common minuscule letters: the upper case holds capital letters. In letterpress printing and typesetting, a composing stick is an instrument used to …

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  • 4 composing stick — noun : a shallow tray formerly of wood but now usually of metal that has an adjustable slide and is held in one hand by a compositor as he sets type into it with the other hand; also : a device of comparable function (as for hand setting matrices …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 5 composing stick — Print. a portable, adjustable, usually metal tray that the compositor holds in one hand while placing in it type gathered with the other hand. Also called job stick. [1670 80] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 6 composing stick — compos′ing stick n. pri a portable, adjustable, usu. metal tray that the compositor holds in one hand while placing in it type gathered with the other hand • Etymology: 1670–80 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 7 composing stick — noun Date: 1659 a tray with an adjustable slide that a compositor holds in one hand and sets type into with the other …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8 composing stick — /kəmˈpoʊzɪŋ stɪk/ (say kuhm pohzing stik) noun Printing a small (usually) metal tray of adjustable width, in which type is set …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 9 stick — [stik] n. [ME stikke < OE sticca, akin to Du stek, ON stik < IE base * steig , a point > STAKE, Frank * stakka, Gr stigma, L instigare, INSTIGATE] 1. a long, usually slender piece of wood; specif., a) a twig or small branch broken off or …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 Stick — Stick, n. [OE. sticke, AS. sticca; akin to stician to stab, prick, pierce, G. stecken a stick, staff, OHG. steccho, Icel. stik a stick. See {Stick}, v. t..] 1. A small shoot, or branch, separated, as by a cutting, from a tree or shrub; also, any… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 Stick chimney — Stick Stick, n. [OE. sticke, AS. sticca; akin to stician to stab, prick, pierce, G. stecken a stick, staff, OHG. steccho, Icel. stik a stick. See {Stick}, v. t..] 1. A small shoot, or branch, separated, as by a cutting, from a tree or shrub; also …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 Stick insect — Stick Stick, n. [OE. sticke, AS. sticca; akin to stician to stab, prick, pierce, G. stecken a stick, staff, OHG. steccho, Icel. stik a stick. See {Stick}, v. t..] 1. A small shoot, or branch, separated, as by a cutting, from a tree or shrub; also …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13 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

  • 14 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

  • 15 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 16 Stick — Stick, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stuck}(Obs. {Sticked}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sticking}.] [OE. stikien, v.t. & i., combined with steken, whence E. stuck), AS. stician, v.t. & i., and (assumed) stecan, v.t.; akin to OFries. steka, OS. stekan, OHG. stehhan …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 17 stick|ful — «STIHK ful», noun, plural fuls. Printing. as much type as a composing stick will hold …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 18 stick — I. /stɪk / (say stik) noun 1. a branch or shoot of a tree or shrub cut or broken off. 2. a relatively long and slender piece of wood. 3. an elongated piece of wood for burning, for carpentry, or for any special purpose. 4. a rod or wand; a baton …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 stick — stick1 stickless, adj. sticklike, adj. /stik/, n., v., sticked, sticking. n. 1. a branch or shoot of a tree or shrub that has been cut or broken off. 2. a relatively long and slender piece of wood. 3. a long piece of wood for use as fuel, in… …

    Universalium

  • 20 stick — I n. 1) a hiking; hockey; pointed; walking stick 2) a celery stick 3) a composing stick ( device for typesetting ) 4) a swagger stick (carried by a military officer) 5) (misc.) to carry a big stick ( to threaten to use force to settle a dispute ) …

    Combinatory dictionary


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