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  • n. A photocopy, especially one made by a Photostat machine
  • n. positive (black on white) or negative (white on black) reproduction of printed matter or artwork made on a photostat machine, which uses photographic paper instead of a transparent negative, and uses a prism to render the paper negative readable instead of reversed.
  • v. To make such a photocopy.


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  • The cover of that issue was based on a photostat of the first page of the Batman story inside, rather than new art.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • July 28th, 2009 at 6: 11 pm howardx Says: your “source” had a blurry illegible photostat, hardly quality evidence of anything. why not link to the actual UN source?

    Wonk Room » Dershowitz: Palestinians ‘Played A Significant Role In The Holocaust’

  • Indenture between George Washington and George Lee and his wife, DEC 17, 1754, photostat at Mount Vernon, in Flexner, GW Forge, 114; Freeman 2:1–5.

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  • What I particularly love is the fact that they're both recognisable and unique, because although you borrow from Earth, you never try and make a photostat.

    kateelliott: the Values of the Humanities, and SFF

  • Other documents are more grim, such as a photostat o

    Mao's 'First-Rate Sage'

  • Philip Marlowe always had a photostat of his license with him.

    Red Sky Lament -- Edward Wright

  • In the lobby during the reception before the show, and afterwards as well, there was the opportunity to study some of the the many original works of art created by Milt, on loan from the Animation Research Library, my favorite being the model sheet of the squirrel from Sleeping Beauty, from which I have a Disney photostat - this was the original pencil version!

    Report of the Milt Kahl Tribute

  • There is the story of the time smuggled parts of his Holiday Overture out of the BSOs music library, photostat them and smuggle them back in because the piece had been promised a performance it never received.

    Compare and Contrast 16

  • Very interesting to me is the list of photostat numbers for the storyboards.

    Prod. 2082 - Sleeping Beauty Draft

  • Long forms, also known as certified photocopies, book copies, and photostat copies, are exact photocopies of the original birth record that was prepared by the hospital or attending physician at the time of the child's birth.

    [obama] or soetoro or dunham or whoever he is


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