from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In printing, as much composed type as can be contained in a composing-stick.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Print.) As much set type as fills a composing stick.
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- noun printing, dated As much
typeas fills a composing stick.
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The matter was not even a nine-days 'wonder, for other things occupied the attention of the press, and a stickful was the most it ever got in any paper.
And Uncle Abner cackled insinuatingly at the editor's remark, for he was expecting at least a "stickful" in the "Personal Notes" of the
"stickful" daily, and it was cut off from the privileges of the
= -- This is the little story of a stickful or less, which merely announces the result of some distant or unimportant game.
A column is usually a little less than 1,500 words and a stickful is the amount of type that can be set in a compositor's
When all the yarn has been entered into the dye-bath, the first stickful is lifted out, the yarn turned over and re-entered in the dye-liquor; this operation is carried out with all the sticks of yarn until the wool has become dyed of the required depth.
When all the yarn has been entered into the dye-bath, the first stickful is lifted out, the yarn turned over and re-entered in the dye-liquor, this operation is carried out with all the sticks of yarn until the cotton has become dyed of the required depth.
Seldom is it possible to find any one person who knows all the facts just as the newspaper wants them, and many a story that is worth but a stickful in the first edition is the result of two hours 'running about town, half a dozen telephone calls, and a dozen interviews.
On the other hand, a daily in a city of average size would reduce such a story to a stickful and a metropolitan daily would run only a one-line announcement in the "List of marriages," unless the story was especially interesting.
Before any one can hope to write for a newspaper he must know something about news values -- something about the essence of interest that makes one story worth a column and cuts down another, of equal importance from other points of view, to a stickful.