from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Printing A proof taken from composed type before page composition to allow for the detection and correction of errors.

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  • n. A trial page or proof of continuous text that has not been divided into pages.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a proof taken before the type is broken up to print pages


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  • With the exception of a sheet of galley proof in the collection of Anne Butler Yeats, a version of another poem in canceled proof at Yale University, and a version of a third at Emory University, the manuscripts for the nine “Poems of the 1890s” are in three manuscript notebooks: one entitled “The Rosy Cross.

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