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imposing stone

noun, Printing.
1.
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
1720-1730
1720-30
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British Dictionary definitions for imposing table

imposing stone

noun
1.
(printing) a flat hard surface upon which pages printed from hot metal are imposed
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