composing stick meaning

  "composing stick" in a sentence
noun (printing)
  A box-like holder in which type is fitted before it is placed on the galley


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  1. Image by stock exchange user wilhei66 Used in Typesetting, Sort ( typesetting ), Composing stick.
  2. Early composing sticks were made of wood, but later iron, brass, steel, aluminium, pewter and other metals were used.
  3. Wooden composing sticks continued to be made in large sizes into the nineteenth century, for setting wood letter and other large sizes of type for display.
  4. Additionally, typesetters sometimes selected various spellings based on typographical criteria, such as aiming for uniform line-lengths when assembling type pieces on a composing stick.
  5. With the Renaissance invention of letterpress printing and cold-metal moveable type, typesetting was accomplished by physically assembling characters using a composing stick into a galley-a long tray.

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