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"He always prints, I know, 'cos he learnt writin' from the large bills in the bookin' offices."The meaning "to record (someone's) fingerprints" is from 1952. Printer is recorded from 1504; in the computer sense, from 1946. Printer's bible so called from mistaken substitution of printers for princes in Psalm cxix.161, which led to the misreading:
"Printers have persecuted me without a cause."
A fingerprint: My prints ain't on that gun (1924+)verb
: They printed me (1938+)Related Terms
An early mathematics language for the IBM 705.
[Sammet 1969, p. 134].