• WordNet 3.6
    • v hectograph copy on a duplicator "hectograph the hand-outs"
    • n hectograph duplicator consisting of a gelatin plate from which ink can be taken to make a copy
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hectograph A copying process in which the writing or drawing to be copied is made on smooth paper in aniline ink, and is then pressed upon a slab coated with gelatin, to which a part of the ink is thus transferred, and from which a number of duplicate impressions can be made; also, the special appliances, collectively, by means of which this is done. Also spelled hektograph.
    • hectograph To copy by means of a hectograph.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hectograph hekā€²to-graf a gelatine pad for receiving a copy and therefrom multiplying a writing or drawing
    • v.t Hectograph to reproduce by means of this
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In literature:

The hectograph may be used again immediately.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 1178, June 25, 1898" by Various
Write the material to be copied, in hectograph ink, on a sheet of the same size as that on which the copy is to be made.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools" by Ministry of Education Ontario
The hectograph may be taken as typical of manifolding processes analogous to lithography.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 3" by Various
The transfers of childhood provide a further simple illustration, so also does the hectograph (jellygraph).
"The Essentials of Illustration" by T. G. (Thomas George) Hill
Every library should have one, though it is only a home-made affair, manufactured on a typewriter or a hectograph.
"Sunday-School Success" by Amos R. Wells
The lieutenant gave me a sheet of hectographed paper, and I glanced quickly over its contents.
"In the Foreign Legion" by Erwin Rosen
Similar mixtures are used for the beds of hectographs.
"Animal Proteins" by Hugh Garner Bennett