from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The reverse of matrix; in calico-printing, the steel roller, or molette, on which a design is formed in relief and then transferred by pressure to the printing-roller of a cylinder printing-machine.


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  • The print roller, Eve, is the matrix,

    But note the paternalist basics:

    The pattern's true source,

    Its "Adam," of course,

    Is naturally thought of as patrix.

    April 8, 2017