Paul started as if an arrow had gone through him, and dropped his composing-stick a second time.
When the composing-stick has been filled, it is emptied into the galley, which is a flat board, partly surrounded with a rim.
A man comes along with a composing-stick in his pocket and starts a newspaper.
As the type is set up it is removed from the composing-stick to long forms called galleys.
Thus we now have the expressions: a "composing-room," a "composing-stick," etc.
I know many actors who are practical printers, fellows who can wield a composing-stick as deftly as a fighting sword.
He flushed up as Reginald approached, and put down his composing-stick to shake hands with him.
The whole process is completed by setting up the types in a printer's composing-stick, and tying them up with packthread.
"Take this composing-stick and let me see whether you are competent or not," said Keimer.
Being expert with the composing-stick, he was readily engaged at good wages by his old employer, Keimer.