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  • n. A form of typesetting machine in which a complete line of characters are set at once


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  • The linotype is the favorite composing machine for newspapers and is also widely used in typesetting for books, though the monotype is preferred by book printers.

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  • This machine is called a linotype because it casts a whole line of type at a time.

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  • Mae Ryan Working the linotype machine late at night at Brooklyn's Woodside Press.

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  • The author is hardly a sideline observer, having labored as a reporter and editor at the Rocky Mountain News, Daily Camera, Detroit Free Press and elsewhere since the days of the linotype machine.

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  • I personally think the old linotype machine at the Post's entrance is dinosaur enough.

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  • If enough users switch to mobile smart phone or tablet devices, and cloud computing emerges as the way to connect to data as well as to applications, PCs and local servers may disappear the way linotype machines did when computerized printing came in.

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  • She grew up in Washington, where her father was a newspaper linotype operator, and with her siblings began appearing on the vaudeville circuit as the Seven Little Eatons.

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  • Nothing but the intervention of the linotype machine — or rather, of the kind of men who operate it — made it possible to print these books.

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  • This is a man who owns a working 1938 Model 8 linotype machine.

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  • The complaisant and affectionate nature of very complicated and very simple machines, like the tractor or the linotype, for example, induced him to reflect that the good in mankind was so contagious that it infected metal.

    Vladimir Nabokov, Glory (1932, 1971)


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