imposing stone

noun Printing.
a slab, formerly of stone but now usually of metal, on which pages of type or plates are imposed and on which type correcting in the page is done.
Also called imposing table.


Origin:
1720–30

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imposing stone or imposing table
 
n
printing a flat hard surface upon which pages printed from hot metal are imposed
 
imposing table or imposing table
 
n

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Several khaki-clad officers scaled the imposing stone wall surrounding the house, disarmed a guard, and opened the gate.
The large and imposing stone structures of the ranch are dwarfed by the vastness of the landscape.
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