from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A printing-office in which only job-work is done.


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  • Mr. Kilburn, recognizing the acknowledged merits of our job-office, had given us the contract for all the printing he needed in New Centreville.

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  • Henry George's career as a writer should be dated from the commencement of 1865, when he was an irregular, substitute printer at Eastman's and on the daily newspapers, just after his severe job-office experience.

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  • I worked in that little job-office in Keokuk as much as two years, I should say, without ever collecting a cent of wages, for Orion was never able to pay anything -- but Dick Higham and I had good times.

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  • On account of charging next to nothing for the work done in his job-office, he had almost nothing to do there.

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  • One of these efforts Mr. Parton thus describes, in his _Life of Horace Greeley: _ "An incident connected with the job-office of

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