composing-room love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A room in which types are set and made ready for printing.


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  • The lone man in charge of the Copy desk, just returned from a bitter argument with the composing-room foreman, watched him sourly as he passed, and grimly sharpened a blue pencil.

    Dear Carl

  • And the type-setter comes out of the composing-room and warns them: "Gentlemen, we still don't have a leader for tomorrow's issue".

    The War with the Newts

  • Pamela, and found a job in the composing-room of the Evening News.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • Jeffreys would be reaching in the left bottom drawer of his scarred old desk for his little package of bread and cheese with an apple or a banana to top it off; he always ate that twenty-five minutes after midnight, just before the linotype men and the rest of the composing-room staff, who ate at the all-night restaurant around the corner, straggled back to their work.

    Every Man for Himself

  • When he entered the composing-room he was invariably received with a cheer by the men, whom he called "my Caxtonian Bees."

    The History of "Punch"

  • There were then engaged in the composing-room a foreman and eight compositors, one of whom, G.orge G. Bailey, subsequently became foreman, and later one of the proprietors.

    The Bay State Monthly — Volume 2, No. 1, October, 1884

  • The entire fourth floor is used as a composing-room, where stand "frames" for ninety-six compositors; the foreman and his assistants have each a private office, and a private room is assigned to the proofreaders.

    The Bay State Monthly — Volume 2, No. 1, October, 1884

  • He had first learned the value of it in many a clandestine game of poker, which he had condescended to play of a Saturday afternoon in a corner of the deserted composing-room.

    Every Man for Himself

  • Herald: the first-named in the business department, the next three on the editorial staff, and the last as foreman of the composing-room.

    The Bay State Monthly — Volume 2, No. 1, October, 1884

  • Nothing short of dynamite, can "kill" a "good story," once it has gone to the composing-room.

    The Last Woman


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