from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In printing, same as composing-rule.


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  • The Mark of Fust and Schoeffer, it may be mentioned, consists of two printer’s rules in saltaire, on two shields, hanging from a stump, the two rules on the right shield forming an angle of 45°: the adoption of a compositor’s setting-rule was very appropriate.

    Printers' Marks A Chapter in the History of Typography


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