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  • v. Present participle of skew.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In gilding, the process of removing superfluous gold-leaf from parts of a surface, and of patching pieces upon spots where the gold-leaf has failed to adhere. It is performed by means of a brush, and precedes burnishing.
  • n. In printing, an improper method of fastening type in a chase, by which the lines are put askew or made to hang or bow.


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