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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A house or office where letterpress printing is done.


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  • Eve has undertaken the charge of the printing-house, and works at her task with such devotion, patience, and industry, that I bless heaven for giving me such an angel for a wife.

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • This husband of mine, the unknown great man whom I love more and more every day, as I discover moment by moment the wealth of his nature, leaves the printing-house more and more to me.

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • He had found the printing-house, he said, and he was not bound to find the money too.

    Two Poets

  • “You will see what a jewel of a printing-house I am giving you.”

    Two Poets

  • Lucien left the letter with the housemaid, went to the office, and spent the day in reading proofs, superintending the execution of orders, and looking after the affairs of the printing-house.

    Two Poets

  • The printing-house had been established since the reign of

    Two Poets

  • “It would not cost you much to make everybody happy all round,” said the priest, looking at the windows of the printing-house.

    Eve and David

  • He had no idea, to begin with, that he had plundered David, nor did he make allowance for the very different circumstances under which they had begun life; he said to himself, “I set him up with a printing-house, just as I found it myself; and he, knowing a thousand times more than I did, cannot keep it going.”

    Eve and David

  • So, strange coincidence! while Lucien was drawn into the great machinery of journalism, where he was like to leave his honor and his intelligence torn to shreds, David Sechard, at the back of his printing-house, foresaw all the practical consequences of the increased activity of the periodical press.

    Eve and David

  • Anyway, I liked Franklin's description of all the drinking that went on at a printing-house in London:

    Archive 2006-04-01


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