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composing room

a room in which compositors work in a printing establishment.
Origin of composing room
1730-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It was Penny, the foreman in the composing-room, who set the literary staff talking about the new reporter.

    When a Man's Single J. M. Barrie
  • This he sent down to the composing-room, and swung around to the old politician.

  • A faint cheer in the composing-room as he sauntered for the first time to the stone.

    Erik Dorn Ben Hecht
  • With this he rushed down into the composing-room to give orders about the make-up.

  • A colored printer was put into the composing-room, and at once the entire force went on strike.

  • I gathered up all the High-Pocketses in the composing-room and lined them up.

    Nine Men in Time Noel Miller Loomis
  • Hampson had to read these carefully, initial them, and send them to the composing-room marked as ready for the printing-machines.

    The Angel Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • Every day there were nine High-Pockets Joneses in the composing-room.

    Nine Men in Time Noel Miller Loomis
  • When this page-proof returns to the composing-room, and the final corrections are made in the types, they are sent to the foundry.

  • He looked around and met the intent gaze of the foreman of the composing-room.

    The Clarion Samuel Hopkins Adams
British Dictionary definitions for composing-room

composing room

the room in a printing establishment in which type is set
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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