printing-machine love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An apparatus for printing with types or typographic forms, more elaborate than a hand-press; a printing-press adapted for operation at greater speed, and commonly with larger areas of type, than a hand-press; a power-press (properly so called, although with some of the smaller forms manual power may be used). See printing-press.


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  • Blue-chip companies including engineering giant Siemens AG, consumer-goods maker Henkel AG and printing-machine maker Heidelberger Druck AG have all announced large-scale job cuts lately, blaming problems including the high euro, raw-material prices, slower global growth and the credit-market mess that has shaken confidence on both sides of the Atlantic.

    Europe's Economy Takes a Hit

  • Some are technicians, able to run a printing-machine or mend a broken Bible van.

    The East, The West and the Bible

  • Reference has been made to the web perfecting printing-machine in the

    Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878

  • They are next sent downstairs and placed on the _press_, or printing-machine.

    Little Folks (July 1884) A Magazine for the Young

  • In the short space of one hour 20,000 copies are thrown off the printing-machine, and, thanks to the express train, the same day the paper can be read in Glasgow.

    Lectures on Popular and Scientific Subjects

  • They can only just make that dust cohere, and while it coheres (a little while for a dot and a longer while for a dash) the current from this battery -- the home battery "-- he laid his hand on the thing --" can get through to the Morse printing-machine to record the dot or dash.

    Traffics and Discoveries

  • The islanders in the Vier Marchi turned to the booths for refreshments, or to the printing-machine set up near La Pyramide, and bought halfpenny chapsheets telling of recent defeats of the French; though mostly they told in ebullient words of the sea-fight which had made Philip d'Avranche an admiral, and of his elevation to a sovereign dukedom.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • I miss my darling printing-machine very much, and have had again to have recourse to an amanuensis in order to escape the intolerable tedium of copying my own lucubrations, and also to spare the poor. printers 'eyes, to whom my vile handwriting will be doubly trying after the delightfully clear printed sheets I have been supplying them with for some time past.

    Further Records, 1848-1883: A Series of Letters

  • He laughed when the printing-machine went wrong on

    The Slave of the Lamp

  • A few revolutions of the Government printing-machine and all the "treasure" will be replaced ....

    Echoes of the Week


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