from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A machine employing a glycerin-coated layer of gelatin in order to make copies of typed or written material.
- transitive v. To copy by means of a hectograph.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An old printing process that involves transfer of an original, prepared with special inks, to a pan of gelatin or a gelatin pad pulled tight on a metal frame.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A contrivance for multiple copying, by means of a surface of gelatin softened with glycerin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To copy by means of a hectograph.
- n. A copying process in which the writing or drawing to be copied is made on smooth paper in aniline ink, and is then pressed upon a slab coated with gelatin, to which a part of the ink is thus transferred, and from which a number of duplicate impressions can be made; also, the special appliances, collectively, by means of which this is done. Also spelled hektograph.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. duplicator consisting of a gelatin plate from which ink can be taken to make a copy
- v. copy on a duplicator
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My brother quickly decided the hectograph was a pain in the butt.
The hectograph is a device for making copies of written work.
During the Rag’s first year, the print was purple—those issues were produced on a flat plate of jelly called a hectograph.
Some seventy issues were published, the first of which were duplicated by hectograph in 1919 – 1921.
We were able to put together in two nights what had previously taken a week with the hectograph, and while the drum-press was messy, it did not look infected with a potentially fatal disease.
In 1903, at the age of sixteen, in an obscure Lithuanian shtetl, Sidney Hillman, the son of poor, Yiddish-speaking parents, joined the Bund, the Jewish socialist movement of Russia and Poland, taking as a first assignment the smuggling of his local group's hectograph from one hiding place to another.
You can have students make this, or you can produce it with a hectograph or cyclostyle or other copying device.
Reproducing the charts that follow on a hectograph or similar device may be useful.
Lay a sheet of unglazed paper on the hectograph, rub it carefully, and take off at once.
Lay the written side of the sheet on the hectograph and rub it carefully over its whole surface with a soft cloth, so that every particle of the writing comes in contact with the surface of the hectograph.
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