Linotype machine

Definitions

  • Linotype machine
    Linotype machine
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Linotype machine a typesetting machine operated from a keyboard that casts an entire line as a single slug of metal
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Usage

In literature:

He could manipulate a linotype machine (that almost humanly intelligent piece of mechanism).
"Fanny Herself" by Edna Ferber
Is the operator of a linotype machine a typesetter?
"The Armies of Labor" by Samuel P. Orth
When the linotype machines came in I was one of the men to go out, just as he did.
"In His Steps" by Charles M. Sheldon
Earlier in the day I met a wild individual who spat rumour as though his mouth were a machine gun or a linotype machine.
"The Insurrection in Dublin" by James Stephens
This was given a setback by the introduction of the linotype machine during the period of depression, 1893-1897.
"A History of Trade Unionism in the United States" by Selig Perlman
A linotype machine is very interesting.
"The Blue Birds' Winter Nest" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
In type set on the linotype machine every line is one solid piece of metal.
"The Building of a Book" by Various
The linotype machines, now used in all large printing establishments, have increased the demand for lead.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
The story itself is usually set up on a linotype machine and the heads are set up by hand.
"Newspaper Reporting and Correspondence" by Grant Milnor Hyde
This machine is called a linotype because it casts a whole line of type at a time.
"Makers of Many Things" by Eva March Tappan
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In news:

Around for a century, Linotype machines were made obsolete in the 1970s by changing technologies -- but they have not been forgotten.
When I first arrived, David worked on a linotype machine, a huge steel and lead monster that clanked incessantly and spat lead, often burning the operator's arms.
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