• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Galley-proof an impression taken from type on a galley
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. galie—Low L. galea.


In literature:

I picked up this galley proof.
"The New Machiavelli" by Herbert George Wells
The day after the order was issued the managing editor summoned a freckled youth and thrust a sheaf of galley proofs into his hand.
"Dawn O'Hara, The Girl Who Laughed" by Edna Ferber
As Werdet tells, the real work of composition, with Balzac, hardly commenced until he had a set of galley proofs.
"Balzac" by Frederick Lawton
Then she found a galley-proof under the table.
"Hilda Lessways" by Arnold Bennett
They talked over the galley proofs, and the author went away.
"Twelve Men" by Theodore Dreiser
Some magazines submit galley proofs to the author for correction and for any changes that he cares to make.
"How To Write Special Feature Articles" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
The boss goes to the strong room and brings the galleys to the proof-press.
"The President" by Alfred Henry Lewis
The messenger boy, Charley, entered with a sheaf of proof galleys.
"The Mark of the Beast" by Sidney Watson
Its owner was sitting in a chair in the middle of a little space cluttered up with discarded exchanges and galley proofs.
"The Escape of Mr. Trimm" by Irvin S. Cobb
He had read the galley proofs, the page proofs, and now at last the black-bordered foundry proofs.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
As the smell of battle to the war charger, the pungent odor of printer's ink wet on galley proofs assailed his nostrils.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
My galley proofs were once passed around among the guests at a summer hotel as if they were some new strange animal.
"Threads of Grey and Gold" by Myrtle Reed
Already the effect was beginning to show in the galley proof.
"Jap Herron" by Emily Grant Hutchings
After all corrections are thus made, another galley-proof, called a "revise," is pulled.
"Harper's Round Table, August 6, 1895" by Various
For the next half hour she checked over galley proofs, marking corrections on the margins.
"The Secret Pact" by Mildred A. Wirt
Which fauor geue me now, and to thy Noble mynde, I doe remayne a Galley slaue, as thou by proofe shall finde.
"The Palace of Pleasure" by William Painter
He took up a galley-proof and began to correct it.
"The Grandchildren of the Ghetto" by Israel Zangwill
Here were the crumpled galley proofs of his science notes; here were unanswered letters.
"Marriage" by H. G. Wells
The floor was littered with paper and proofs; on the desk a slip of galley proof lay.
"The Weight of the Crown" by Fred M. White
I'll do the lino and the case warrk mysel' and pull a galley proof for ye too.
"When It Was Dark" by Guy Thorne

In poetry:

Too many journeys lie for him ahead,
too many galleys & page-proofs to be read,
he would like to lie down
in your sweet silence, to whom was not denied
the mysterious late excellence which is the crown
of our trials & our last bride.
"Dream Song 324" by John Berryman

In science:

This version contains some further corrections discovered at the galley proof-reading stage.
Algorithms for the Split Variational Inequality Problem